Title 'We do reasonable' – so why are Dutch voters abandoning the centre ground? Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet The Guardian Media type Country Netherlands Date 13/03/17 Description And 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/Author The Guardian URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/13/dutch-voters-netherlands-election-wilders Persons André Krouwel