The first result is in

Just one and a half hours since the polls closed in municipality that vote using paper polling slips, the first result of afternoon is in.

In the tiny municipality of Herstappe, in Limburg province 58.2% voters voted for the Gemeentebelangen list, while 41.8% voted for Herstappe+. With just 88 residents, the municipality that has special linguistic facilities for its Francophone minority, has just 7 local councilors or around 1 councilor for every 12 residents.

Herstappe's current Mayor Leon Lowet with remain in place. His Gemeentebelangen list took 58% of the votes enough to take 4 of the 7 seats on the council.