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The 2021 Dutch general election to elect the members of the House of Representatives is set for 17 March 2021.

The Third Rutte cabinet was inaugurated after the longest coalition formation in Dutch history, with 225 days between the election and swearing in of the cabinet.

COVID-19 pandemic caused Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren to propose spreading the election over a period of three days between 15 and 17 March 2021.

The entire Dutch government, including Prime Minister Mark Rutte resigned on 15 January 2021 over the Childcare benefits scandal.

Opinion polls

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Party Shortened Seats +/– Votes Vote % Party leader
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
VVD Mark Rutte
Party for Freedom PVV Geert Wilders
Christian Democratic Appeal CDA Wopke Hoekstra
Democrats 66 D66 Sigrid Kaag
GreenLeft GL Jesse Klaver
Socialist Party SP Lilian Marijnissen
Labour Party PvdA Lilianne Ploumen
ChristianUnion CU Gert-Jan Segers
Party for the Animals PvdD Esther Ouwehand
50PLUS 50+ Liane den Haan
Reformed Political Party SGP Kees van der Staaij
DENK DENK Farid Azarkan
Forum for Democracy FvD Thierry Baudet
Total 150 0 100%

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  • (nl) Tweede Kamerverkiezingen 2021,

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