Farmers’ party wins Dutch election on environmental policy | Climate change

A protest party made up of farmers shook up the political landscape in the Netherlands on Wednesday, positioning itself as the big winner in regional elections that determine the composition of the Senate.

The BoerBurgerBeweging (BBB, or Citizen Farmers Movement) party has organized a wave of protests against the government’s environmental policies, and forecasts show it winning more seats in the Senate than Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s VVD party.

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