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Four reasons why so many political parties are standing for election

More parties are standing in this national election than at any point since the Second World War. Simon Otjes, an assistant professor in Dutch Politics who conducts research into new political parties, explains why this is. He also predicts which new parties stand a serious chance of winning a seat in the Dutch House of Representatives, and explains why BIJ1 may just confound expectations and win a seat.

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Podcast

In the run-up to the elections, Simon Otjes joins other researchers, lecturers and students in the four-part podcast Het Spel & De Macht (in Dutch). This political podcast focuses on big questions such as: Why do we hold elections? And how sustainable is our democratic process? Listen to the podcast via the link below or in your favourite podcast app.

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