March 15, 2017 / 8:28 PM / in 7 months

Dutch Prime Minister's VVD Party first in election: exit poll

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the VVD party waves after voting in the general election in The Hague, Netherlands, March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s VVD Party won the most seats in parliamentary elections on Wednesday, according to a second exit poll published by national broadcaster NOS.

The anti-Islam Party for Freedom of Geert Wilders was tied with two other parties at 19 seats apiece in the 150-seat house of representatives, while the VVD won 31 seats, according to the poll based on interviews with voters.

Actual results are expected by midnight.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Catherine Evans

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