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.
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.
Nationalism is on the rise in many places in the world, including the Netherlands. On the first trip for the series #NewNationalism, DW's Fanny Facsar tries to find out what people mean when they speak of their "nation."
Finding open supporters of Dutch populist Geert Wilders proved harder than expected in his hometown of Venlo. Although not everyone was a fan, Wilders' influence could still be heard. DW's Rebecca Staudenmaier reports.
Dutch PM Rutte has claimed victory in elections in the Netherlands that saw his party beat out far-right challenger Wilders. Some see the Dutch poll as a litmus test for populists ahead of French and German elections.
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