The 2017 Dutch General Election is scheduled to be held on Wednesday March 15,2017 to elect all 150 members of the House of Representatives
The 2012 General Elections saw the Labour Party (PvdA) and People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) go head-to-head for the position of prime minister, gathering enough seats in the process to form an absolute majority. Incumbent Prime MinisterMark Rutte (VVD) formed a coalition government with the PvdA, ousting the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) from government, while the Party for Freedom (PVV) went back to full opposition.
Amid the tussle between outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte(VVD) and his anti-Islam, anti-immigration rival Geert Wilders(PVV), many of the 12.9 million eligible voters remained undecided on the eve of the ballot.
Mark Rutte, the leader of the Liberal VVD party,is bidding for a third term as premier of the country of 17 million people -- one of the largest economies in the eurozone and a founding father of the European Union