In the Dutch general election, 2017 the overall result⁰ for the largest parties was:
- VVD 21.3%, PVV 13.1%, CDA 12.5%, D66 12.0%, SP 9.2%, Groenlinks 8.9%, PvdA 5.7%, CU 3.4%, PvdD 3.1%
(for details on each party, follow the links from the wiki-page linked above)
Among people voting from abroad, the result was:
- VVD 23.1%, PVV 8.1%, CDA 5.8%, D66 23.5%, SP 3.0%, Groenlinks 16.9%, PvdA 8.1%, CU 2.1%, PvdD 3.4%
There is no major¹ party where the relative difference is as dramatic as for the Socialist Party (SP), where the proportion of the vote among voters abroad is less than ⅓ of the proportion in total. Why is the discrepancy particularly large for the SP?
(Disclosure: I belong to the 3.0%)
⁰As of 17 March, this result is still preliminary based on a first round of counting, but is unlikely to differ by more than 0.1% from the final result to be announced on 21 March.
¹The new party DENK scored 2.0% in The Netherlands and 0.2% among voters abroad. Their voter base consists mostly of "new Dutch citizens", a.k.a. voters born abroad or with with parents born abroad, which (by definition?) live in The Netherlands.