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Democracy and Party

poll: The winners, in turn, will elect the members of the Dutch parliament's upper house in May, according to CTV. Results from an IPSOS exit poll published by national broadcaster NOS showed the euroskeptic, anti-immigration Forum for Democracy party winning 10 seats after fielding candidates in provincial races for the first time. The elections held Wednesday were for 570 legislators in provincial governments. Prime Minister Mark Rutte's People's Party for Freedom and Democracy dropped from 13 to 12 seats, the poll found. The IPSOS poll had a one-seat margin of error. The Forum for Democracy, led by flamboyant populist Thierry Baudet, 36, is battling the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy to become the biggest party in the national Senate. ( As reported in the news.