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In the Netherlands, the intervention in Afghanistan is still not popular

More than 2 in 3 Dutch people do not approve of the idea of ​​a new mission in Afghanistan. It is a poll published in the popular daily AD, carried out by the Maurice de Hond institute, which says so. This rate jumped in a few days: it was 58% before the government presented a mission project. The cursor varies between almost total opposition – 92% among supporters of the SP (the left party), 88% among PvdA voters, 85% for the PVV (Wim Wilders), 77% among the Greens of GroenLinks – to a more moderate opposition: 59% “against” the left liberal party D66, 53% among the Christian Democrats CDA, 42% among the liberals of the VVD. In the political parties, on the other hand, we are more favorable to intervention with the exception of the SP, the Pvda and the PVV. And a majority could be formed in the chamber.

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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).