March 15, 2017 / 8:28 PM / 9 months ago

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

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.

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

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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