EFA celebrates FNP’s excellent results in the local elections

In the local elections of Wednesday, FNP achieved the best result in local elections since the party’s foundation

The European Free Alliance offers congratulations to FNP, our member party, for the excellent results they achieved in the local elections last Wednesday. The breakthrough result was the culmination of a great campaign, in which FNP’s messages could not be missed: in the streets, in the countryside, on social media, on local, regional and national radio and television.

With 36,000 votes, it was the best result in local elections since FNP was founded sixty years ago. They won more than 10,000 votes compared to the previous elections. That makes them now the third party in Fryslân, after CDA (Christian Democrats) and only a few hundred votes after PvdA (Labour). Fourth is the largest party in the Dutch parliament, VVD (Liberal-Conservatives), which gathered less than 26,000 votes in Fryslân.

The best result ever in local elections

These results reconfirms FNP’s status as one of the main players in Frisian politics. They won in all the 11 municipalities where they participated. In three municipalities (Noardeast-Fryslân, De Fryske Marren, Tytsjerksteradiel) they have become the biggest party. In the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden/ Ljouwert, FNP doubled their number of mandates and are the third-strongest voice. In Opsterland/ Opsterlân they tripled our number of mandates and are now the second-biggest political group in the new council. Overall, our friends of FNP won 10 mandates in the councils, bringing the total number at 49 councillors.

In 2023, there will be regional elections in Fryslân again.