Voting, Dutch style?
The Netherlands goes to the polls today, with an early general election following the collapse of the coalition government in April this year. Will the country experience a swing to the left? It’s looking likely, but there may be as many as three parties in the new coalition government, if pre-election polls are proven right. As I was walking through Leiden this morning, on the Rapenburg I passed a stembureau (polling booth) which looked like it had attracted a voter of a different kind…
Photo by CIA, 12 September 2012, Leiden, the Netherlands.