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Yep, still living in Delft and spending most of my awake time in Den Haag.

And I'm not saying anything about Finland or Sweden to my classmates yet... first have to see how our very own extremist anti-islamist hysterical party does in the elections...

It's just that in my experience in Finland and Sweden we tend to stay in the center a lot, no matter what happens, and in the Netherlands the opinions can swing from one end to the other. You can have a SP election victory and then next election cycle will see the PVV as the winner. In Finland you have the three biggies: the Social Democrats, the Coalition Party and the Center Party and those three will always be on top and always be about even.

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--

by tzt (tzt) on Fri May 15th, 2009 at 07:48:24 PM EST
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But, wasn't that just how the Netherlands looked until recently (recently, that is roughly until Pim Fortuyn appeared)? The PvdA, VVD and CDA being the respective members of the onetime close-to-center triumvirate?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu May 21st, 2009 at 03:49:48 AM EST
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