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THE HAGUE, March 16. /TASS/. People's Party for Freedom and Democracy led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte has won the parliamentary election in the Netherlands by receiving 31 seats in the 150-seat national parliament, suggest the results of the exit poll taken by Ipsos company.
The right-wing Party for Freedom led by Geert Wilders received nineteen seats and is sharing the second place with the Christian Democratic Appeal and the Democrats 66 parties.
The GreenLeft party finished the race at the third position with sixteen mandates. Coming next is the Socialist Party with 14 mandates, the Labor Party with nine seats, the Christian Union party with six seats, and the Party for the Animals with five seats.
Official results will be published in a few hours.
It is worthwhile noting that the results of exit polls were made public exactly at 21:00 hours Central European Time although the voting in The Hague continued because of a very big voter turnout at the polls. The meant the initial data could still see some change.
While the Dutch law requires 76 mandates for forming the parliamentary coalition, this years the pooling of efforts of no less than four parties will be required for it. This means the country is now heading for highly complicated inter-party negotiations.