15 March 2017

Up to 13 million Dutch voters are getting ready to go to the polls tomorrow, 15 March 2017

After a long hard-fought election campaign, the people of the Netherlands will finally go to the polls on Wednesday March 15.

The polling stations will open at 7.30am local time (6.30am GMT) and will close at 9pm local time (8pm GMT). 

Mr Wilders, the populist leader of the anti-Islamist Party for Freedom (PVV), has lost his clear lead in the polls as he goes into the knife-edge Netherlands election.

The latest polls show that Prime Minister Mr Rutte, from the Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), is now on track to win a few more seats than Mr Wilders.

But no political party will come even close to winning enough seats to form a majority government in the 150-member lower house of the Dutch Parliament.