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Dutch Far Right Candidate Geert Wilders Performs Worse Than Expected In Key Election

March 16, 2017

by Eline Gordts : huffingtonpost – excerpt (video included)

The Netherlands’ election was the first big test of 2017 for Europe’s right-wing populist movement.

The Netherlands’ incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte will win the Dutch election, preliminary results indicate, dealing a decisive blow to the far right Party for Freedom of Geert Wilders.

Two exit polls released at the end of a long election day predict Rutte’s VVD is expected to remain the Netherlands’ biggest political party, more than 10 seats ahead of the Party for Freedom.

“It appears that the VVD will be the biggest party in the Netherlands for the third time in a row,” Rutte told supporters in the Hague. “It is also an evening in which the Netherlands after Brexit, after the American elections said stop to the wrong kind of populism.”… (more)

On the Ides of Trump, the Netherlands voted to oppose another Trump taking over in Holland.

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