The newly-formed Boer-Burger Beweging (BBB), or Farmer-Citizen Movement, won 15 seats. This is in the 75-seat upper house of the Dutch national parliament with four parties. The BBB can slow or halt the efforts of Prime Minister Rutte in his radical (WEF) climate agenda. Rutte lost eight seats. Another right-wing party came in third.
BBB has the most seats of any party. It’s the largest party in their senate.
There are 18 parties in the Parliament, which is too many.
Dutch Farmers protest party in shock victory in provincial elections
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— Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2023) March 16, 2023
A farmers’ party has stunned Dutch politics, and is set to be the biggest party in the parliament.
— TalkTV (@TalkTV) March 17, 2023
Dutch Farmers hand it to the man in provincial elections.
“A farmers’ party has stunned Dutch politics, and is set to be the biggest party in the upper house of parliament after provincial elections.” pic.twitter.com/KSFoUlfzkw
— Seb Lee (@TheCoronaCure_) March 16, 2023
The leftwing ecological Groen-Links party is now merging with the PVDA. It doesn’t matter. Rutte will still have problems trying to get his extreme policies through. The BBB can block its initiatives to close a third of the farms and kill off livestock.
Europeans are revolting! But you won’t hear it in the media!
Mass protests have been happening all over the world as people take a stand against loss of freedoms and the cost of living crisis. People power in action. The Canadian truckers and Dutch farmers have shown what can happen when this is mobilised.
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— James Melville (@JamesMelville) March 17, 2023
A populist party (BBB) founded only four years ago is set to emerge as the biggest party in Dutch provincial elections for the upper house of parliament on Thursday after riding a wave of protests by angry farmers.
The Boer-Burger Beweging (BBB), or Farmer-Citizen Movement, is projected to win 16 or 17 seats in the 75-seat upper house of the Dutch national parliament.
The party gained popularity as Dutch farmers’ protests ramped up in recent years, also gaining some global support, including from former US President Donald Trump and other right-wing or populist figures.
The farmers have been demonstrating against Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s ruling coalition’s plans to cut nitrogen emissions by slashing livestock numbers and possibly closing farms.
The farmers have been rounded up, shot at, and imprisoned, but they keep protesting. Rebel News has come in on their side and publicized the farmers’ plight.