'We do reasonable' – so why are Dutch voters abandoning the centre ground?

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Period13 Mar 2017

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  • Title 'We do reasonable' – so why are Dutch voters abandoning the centre ground?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Guardian
    Media typePrint
    CountryNetherlands
    Date13/03/17
    DescriptionAnd against that background, the outliers among the Netherlands’ huge array of parties – 28 are running in all – offer a promise, however false, of protection, said André Krouwel of Amsterdam’s Free University: for Dutch culture, wages, rents, pensions – even for animals.

    “Voters simply no longer trust the traditional parties to look after them,” Krouwel said. “And in times like this, people who feel vulnerable, who are angry and worried, want to feel taken care of. They are drawn to an alternative party.”
    Producer/AuthorThe Guardian
    URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/13/dutch-voters-netherlands-election-wilders
    PersonsAndré Krouwel