The radical right-wing populist Freedom Party (PVV) is currently tied for first place in the polls for the upcoming Dutch elections. Is this a clear sign of a radical right-wing populist wave in the Netherlands? What underlies the success of this party? And how can it be compared to other radical right-wing populist parties?
Geert Wilders formed his party in 2004 when he split from the centre-right Liberal Party. In 2006 his party won seats in parliament for the first time. With his new party, Wilders took over the political niche of the charismatic maverick Pim Fortuyn. In 2002, Fortuyn had …read more
Source: Heinrich Boell Foundation