Netherlands will elect 26 MEPs using the proportional representation electoral system. The candidates fight in one national constituency.

Country statistics:

Population: 16.700.000

GDP/capita: 129 (EU28 = 100)

Growth (2012): -1.2

Unemployment: 6.8

2014 Election

The traditionally open minded Dutch have had their tolerance tested by austerity. Disagreements over policies to bring the economy in line broke the ruling coalition in 2012 and the following election led to a ca...

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