Dutch Elections: Farmers Party Plummets As Greens Propose 75% Livestock Cull

The tide looks to be going out for agrarian populists in the Netherlands as recent polling shows the Dutch Farmers Movement (BBB) collapsing in the polls two months before national elections, as EU-backed Greens look to steady the boat on populist discontent.

The BBB was only founded in 2019 and, energised by the Netherlands’ running battle over the imposition of nitrogen quotas on the country’s agricultural sector, came in first in last March’s regional elections.


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