On Thursday, as per exit polls, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte secured his fourth term. His center-right VVD party is projected to win majority of the seats in parliament.
Rutt’s center-right VVD is to win around 36 of the 150 seats – three more than it won in the 2017 election; according to results from 63% of the votes counted.
Second in line, with 24 seats, is the social-liberal D66 party – a member of the current four-party governing coalition.
Rutte’s last government resigned in January over a child welfare fraud scandal.
“The voters of the Netherlands have given my party an overwhelming vote of confidence,” Rutte told reporters in parliament.