Democracy vs populism..

The ductch election on Wednesday was an important one in the stand against populism in Europe after last’s year British vote to leave the European Union and the election of US President Donald Trump.

With centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte on course for a victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders early on Thursday, there was relief from other EU governments facing a wave of nationalism. With 95 percent of votes counted, Mr Rutte’s VVD Party won 33 of parliament’s 150 seats, down from 41 at the last vote in 2012.

“It is an evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said ‘stop’ to the wrong kind of populism,” Mr Rutte said.

Source:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/16/won-dutch-election-does-mean-geert-wilders-far-right-netherlands/


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