The pro-farmer populist party Farmerseisen Movement (BBB) shook the foundations of politics in the Netherlands overnight, scoring a huge victory in provincial elections on Wednesday on the back of growing discontent with Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government and his plans to introduce the Greet. Reset environmental policies.
“People, what the hell happened?” exclaimed Half-Irish outspoken BBB leader Caroline van der Plas delivered a victory speech on Wednesday night as her party, formed just three years ago, saw the biggest gains of any party in an election that will determine the make-up of the Dutch Senate.
BoerBurgerBeweging (FarmerCitizenMovement) dominated the vote in rural parts of the country largely as a result of anger over government plans to impose EU-driven regulations on agriculture, particularly the use of nitrogen fertilizers, which many farmers warned would put them out of business. .
At the time of this report, it is expected that BBB Pick up 16 seats in the 75-seat Senate, having previously had zero. With 94 percent of the votes counted, turnout is expected to be around 57.5 percent, according to The Guardian. the above Since the eighties.
Commenting on the shock findings, the head of the Netherlands Agriculture and Horticultural Organization (LTO), Sjaak van der Tak, said: He said that it was an “important profit for our farmers and the vital countryside”, adding: “Voters have dealt a heavy blow to the Cabinet and thus the Coalition and this requires a real change of course while finding support for the big plans, such as nitrogen.”
Meanwhile, the leader of the CDA – a member of the current ruling coalition, Wopke Hoekstra – said: “The Hague, including us, has not understood enough what is going on in our country. There is a big gap, we all have to care.”
The driving factor for growing support for the pro-agriculture party has been opposition to government plans to implement mandatory cuts to nitrogen fertilizer use. by as much as 70 percent in some areas of the country by the end of the decade, with 92 percent of BBB voters citing politics as a motivating factor for their vote.
Dutch farmers: The Netherlands is a ‘pilot country’ for the Great Reset agenda, Eva Vladingerbrock Tells Breitbart https://t.co/HP6RqbM8PV
– BreitbartLondon July 16, 2022
The elections, which will also determine the make-up of county governments, could see the BBB seize power in the same areas the government is trying to enforce its green agenda, which could lead to more problems for the globalist governing coalition, which saw the total number. From 32 to 24 seats. This jeopardizes the government’s ability to pass legislation, since there are 38 votes needed in the Senate to pass bills.
Polls found that more than three-quarters of BBB voters believed that county governments should have the power to enact policies distinct from the national government, compared with 58 percent among all voters.
The stunning loss of Rutte, who was the country’s longest-serving prime minister, could lead to doubts about his ability to retain power, with questions already being raised in the Dutch media if he would step down and the prospect of Caroline van der Plas becoming the next prime minister. Prime Minister Rutte has less than a quarter of his confidence less than a quarter of BBB voters, while enjoying just over a third of the confidence of the electorate as a whole.
Van der Plaas herself questioned Rutte’s continued rule, asking, “How can you continue to rule if you have so little support?” While she said she does not currently plan to make a move to become the next Prime Minister of the Netherlands, she said she would consider it, saying, “Yeah, what if?”
PICS: Hundreds of tractors surround the capital of the European Union as farmers protest against the green agenda https://t.co/JEZp7TU7VC
– BreitbartLondon March 3, 2023
Despite the loss in last night’s election Minister of Nature and Nitrogen Policy in the government, Christiaan van der Waal indicated on Thursday morning that the controversial nitrogen policy will remain on the agenda because the government believes it is mandated to pay it under EU law.
In response, BBB leader Van der Plaas said her comments were “complete nonsense” and that “everything can change, if you want”.
The EU’s imposition of an anti-farmer green agenda has sparked political chaos in Belgium, seat of power in the bloc, where the Flemish coalition government faces potential collapse over similar attempts to restrict nitrogen fertilizers in Dutch-speaking countries. Flanders region.
Belgium also saw mass tractor protests last month in a similar vein to the farmers’ protest movement that emerged last summer in the Netherlands, which saw farmers lay siege to key infrastructure as well as block highways with burning hay bales and piles of tires for demonstrations. Their frustration with the government’s attack on their industry and way of life.
EXCLUSIVE: The EU has become an ‘EUSSR’ by waging green agenda war on farmers, says MEP https://t.co/P1S3M8h30N
– BreitbartLondon March 9, 2023
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