Simon Otjes is an assistant professor of Dutch Politics at Leiden University.
Simon Otjes is an assistant professor of Dutch Politics at Leiden University. He specializes in party politics, both at the municipal, national and European level. He has previously published in the American Journal of Political Science, the European Journal of Political Research and West European Politics
Provincial and Senate elections in the Netherlands
Introduction The 2023 Dutch provincial elections, which indirectly elected the Senate a few months later, saw a major change in the political landscape when a party with only one seat in the lower house suddently became the biggest party in the upper house. A small agrarian populist party, the Farmer-Citizen-Movement (BoerBurgerBeweging, BBB) was catapulted to … Continuedlire l'article
Elections in Europe: December 2020 — May 2021
Parliamentary Election in the Netherlands, 17 March 2021
Introduction In 2021, the Dutch voters elected the most fractionalized parliament in Dutch history. In this fractionalized landscape the centre-right coalition retained its majority. The coalition benefited from popular support for its corona policy and did not pay an electoral price for the child benefit scandal that caused the government to step down three months … Continuedlire l'article