Dutch Prime Minister's VVD Party first in election: exit poll

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 15, 2017 4:10 PM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's VVD Party won the most seats in parliamentary elections on Wednesday, according to a first exit poll published by national broadcaster NOS.

The anti-Islam Party for Freedom of Geert Wilders was tied with two other parties at 19 seats apiece in the 150-seat house of representatives, while the VVD won 31 seats, according to the poll based on interviews with voters.

Actual results are expected by midnight.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Catherine Evans)