A total of 70 party names have been registered with the Electoral Council for the elections to the House of Representatives. Yesterday, 16 new names were added to the register. These include the ‘Liberal Democratic Party’, ‘We no longer participate in politics’, the ‘Partij vd Sport’ and the ‘Partij voor Ontwikkeling’. Last week, ‘New Social Contract’, Pieter Omtzigt’s party, was already registered.
Parties that have existed for some time do not have to register again each time. And registration does not necessarily mean that a party actually participates.
Parties must submit their lists of candidates to the Electoral Council on 9 October. Parties that have not registered can still participate in the elections, but that is no longer possible with a party name. Only participation with a so-called blank list is then still possible.
In the March 2021 parliamentary elections, 89 party names were registered. In the end, 37 parties took part. This year’s parliamentary elections are on November 22.