Especially three developments appear to have caused Wilders’ “defeat” in the election. Still, the next Dutch government will chose a centre-right course on social-economic, climate and immigration policies.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte labeled the Dutch elections of March 15 2017 as the quarterfinal in the battle against the “wrong kind of populism”, with the French and German elections, where the Front National and the Alternative for Germany might score well, being the larger matches. Three months before the elections the Freedom Party of Geert Wilders was the largest party in the poll of polls. Pro-European parties would only retain a …read more
Source: Heinrich Boell Foundation