When looking at the list of candidates for the upcoming election for the Tweede Kamer, I can't help but feel that some parties are overly confident or overly optimistic. For instance, both the VVD and the PvdA have 80 candidates listed. And some new parties that aren't represented yet, have 30 candidates on their roster, while the polls doubt that they'll gain even one single seat.
However, unexpected wins may happen.
What happens if a party wins more seats than they have candidates listed for?
Can they bring in extra candidates? Do they have to give up the surplus seats?