Amid tension with Turkey, the race is tightening less than a day before general elections in the Netherlands. Liberal incumbent Mark Rutte faced off against far-right populist Geert Wilders in the only debate between the leading parties.
The Dutch elections are less than a week away. In an interview, Dutch MP Han ten Broeke discusses whether he thinks his government will be swept away by the populism that has stunned the Western world over the last year.
The party of Trudeau look-alike Jesse Klaver is trying to woo undecided voters two weeks ahead of the elections. Right-wing populist Wilders dominates the debate while Premier Rutte keeps fighting for political survival.
It was not only a duel between incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte and challenger Geert Wilders. The Dutch election was also influenced by the recent controversy with Turkey, says German political scientist Hajo Funke.
Firebrand nationalist Geert Wilders was trailing behind Prime Minister Mark Rutte as the Dutch parliamentary campaign entered its final stage. The Christian Democrats have also made a steady run.
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