As noted by Alex, the recent Dutch election gave us what must be a world first: parliamentary representation of an animal-rights party. The large parties of the left and right (Labor/PvdA and Christian Democratic/CDA) combined for less than half the seats. As Wilf noted in a post-election comment (on the citizens assembly thread), the outcome as a whole seems to confirm what I had indentified from the assembly proposal to be a citizen preference for fragmentation. Indeed, Dutch voters will be represented by quite a managerie of political parties.
The Democrats-66, a liberal party that has long promoted political reforms, collapsed to just three seats.
I wonder what, if any, implications this outcome will have for the work of the citizens assembly.
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