His Party for Freedom, or PVV, has a good chance of becoming the strongest party in parliament after next month’s elections in the Netherlands. But no party appears willing to go into a coalition with Geert Wilders.
The third consecutive cabinet of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has been sworn after a record 225 days of negotiations since the March election. His new coalition is set to move the Netherlands further to the right.
Four-party negotiations to form a government in the Netherlands have fallen apart a second time. The main point of contention is immigration policy - which had likewise been the hottest potato in the election campaign.
It hasn't taken this long to form a Dutch government since 1977. Four parties will come together to form a coalition that will only have a majority of one seat in the lower house.
In March, Geert Wilders and his Party of Freedom could become the second strongest political force in the Dutch parliament. But his supporters are nearly invisible - even in his home province of Limburg.
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