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Nov. 23 2023

The Netherlands went to the polls today in a national election and Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party (the PVV) won the most votes. “Polite opinion” (that is, the EU and the major media) have long considered Wilders beyond the pale, on the same plane as Nigel Farage in Britain or Marine Le Pen in France. After all, he is anti-immigration and a Euro-skeptic, and as such not clubbable.

Like most of the maddening European multi-party systems, Wilders doesn’t have an outright majority, and will have to form a coalition government. Wilders’s PVV won about 35 seats (out of 150), while the current ruling four-party coalition government lost 37 seats, a massive repudiation.

As usual, Henry Olsen’s Twitter feed has the dope you need to sort it all out, which isn’t easy. See also Peter Franklin’s analysis on UnHerd. But more evidence of a rising populist tide in Europe.

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In a political shift to the far right, anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders wins big in Dutch election

MIKE CORDER and RAF CASERT
November 23, 2023

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders said Thursday that he is ready to join the next Dutch coalition government after he surged to a huge election victory that marked a stunning lurch to the far right for a nation once famed as a beacon of tolerance.

The result is sending shockwaves through Europe, where extremist nationalist ideology is putting pressure on democracies that now face the possibility of having to deal with the first far-right prime minister of the Netherlands.

“It is going to happen that the PVV is in the next Cabinet,” Wilders said, using the Dutch abbreviation for his Party for Freedom.

With nearly all votes counted, Wilders’ party was forecast to win 37 seats in the 150-seat lower house of parliament, more than double the 17 the party secured in the last election.

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My goal: to meet up with Geert Wilders. He’s the anti-immigration political leader who stunned observers with a massive win in last week’s Dutch elections. Wilders now leads the largest party in the Dutch parliament. It’s still not big enough to form a government on his own — in the Netherlands, governments are usually coalitions. But the other parties seem determined to deny Wilders his democratic victory, at all costs.

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9 hours ago, Valin said:

My goal: to meet up with Geert Wilders. He’s the anti-immigration political leader who stunned observers with a massive win in last week’s Dutch elections. Wilders now leads the largest party in the Dutch parliament. It’s still not big enough to form a government on his own — in the Netherlands, governments are usually coalitions. But the other parties seem determined to deny Wilders his democratic victory, at all costs.

 

http://www.TheTruthAboutWilders.com | Follow and support our coverage from the Netherlands! Ezra Levant catches up with Geert Wilders following his massive win in the Dutch election, where he told the Rebel News boss that his victory shows "we can fight for freedom and we can win."

Visit Rebel News for more on this story ► https://rebelne.ws/3RlMRCi

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