A string of opinion polls by Maurice de Hond ahead of the March 21 local elections show that the left-wing green party GroenLinks is making strong gains in the big cities, largely at the expense of D66.

Earlier this month, polls in Amsterdam and Utrecht showed GroenLinks' support rising and the same is true in Rotterdam, where at least five parties may be necessary to form a new coalition council.


The PVV, which has decided to compete against fellow populist party Leefbaar Rotterdam, will eat away at Leefbaar's support. De Hond's poll gives the PVV five seats and 10% of the vote while Leefbaar will win seven seats and 14% support – half its current total.

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