- Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s liberal VVD placed first in parliamentary elections in the Netherlands on Wednesday but fell short of a majority.
- Three or four parties will be needed to form a coalition government.
- The social-liberal and pro-European D66, which has governed with Rutte since 2017, placed second, pushing Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV) into third place.
- The PVV lost seats to the more radical Forum for Democracy (FvD).
- The combined populist right, including newcomer JA21, is projected to win more seats than the Labor Party, Greens and far-left Socialists combined.