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.
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.
Two weeks after the Dutch election, the politician leading talks to form a new coalition says it may take three months or more. But far-right leader Geert Wilders, whose party came second, is nowhere to be seen.
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.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version