Right-wing populist Geert Wilders is considered the Donald Trump of the Netherlands by many. The Dutch general election will take place on March 15 and Wilders’ party, with its anti-Islam rhetoric, has a good chance of winning.
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."
With his first-place finish in the Netherlands' elections, Mark Rutte has effectively halted the right-wing populist Geert Wilders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among the European leaders welcoming the result.
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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