A clear indication of people's desire to stay in the EU, and a "good sign" ahead of French elections. That's how senior German conservative MEP Manfred Weber described the election results in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands finally has a new government, seven months after the election in March. There are similarities to the Dutch situation in Germany — but a key difference could make negotiations in Berlin even harder.
Among German Chancellor Merkel's biggest challenges to building a new coalition government with the Free Democrats and Greens will be migration and refugee policies. Migration fears helped push voters toward the AfD.
Approaching general elections in the Netherlands, all eyes are on populist candidate Geert Wilders. In a DW interview, Dutch political scientist Andrej Zaslove provides insight into Wilders and the country's politics.
Many had seen a win for far-right Geert Wilders in the Netherlands as a harbinger of elections in France and Germany this year. Despite his clear loss, populist figures around Europe claimed a 'partial victory'.
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