Geert Wilders is a Dutch politician who founded and leads the populist Party for Freedom (PVV). He is best known for his critical stance towards Islam.
Wilders came to international prominence in 2008 after he produced an anti-Islam film Fitna, which discussed the dangers of jihad. He first entered the Dutch parliament in 1998 as a member of the center-right People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He was expelled in 2004 and founded the PVV. The party follows a populist anti-EU, anti-immigrant course. In the 2017 national elections, the PVV finished second with a total of five seats. Wilders has been the subject of a series of death threats and is the most heavily-guarded politician in the Netherlans. Here is an automatic compilation of DW content about Geert Wilders.
A Dutch church has halted a marathon three-month-long service aimed at stopping the deportation of an Armenian family after a parliamentary deal was struck that will allow them, and hundreds of others, to stay. Keith Walker speaks with DW correspondent Stefan Bos, who has been following this story for Inside Europe.
Talks between Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's conservative VVD and three other parties have ended without success. The smallest of the possible coalition partners, Green Left, refused to break a promise on immigration.
The votes were tallied in the overnight hours following the Dutch general election. The liberal democrats (VVD) took the most seats, giving Mark Rutte a third term as prime minister, albeit with diminished support. The right nationalists (PVV) of Geert Wilders placed a distant second, scarcely ahead of the Christian Democrats and progressives. The Green-Left surged while Labor was routed.