Dutch election: Trump-style populism takes a hit with supporters of Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Supporters of Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the free-market VVD party cheer during Rutte’s first appearance after exit poll results were announced. Photo / AP The Dutch political establishment appeared to fend off a challenge from anti-Muslim firebrand Geert Wilders, according to initial exit polls, potentially blunting the momentum of anti-establishment politicians across Europe. The […]

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Netherlands’ Prime Minister and VVD party leader Mark Rutte leads elections: Exit polls

Netherlands’ Prime Minister and VVD party leader Mark Rutte answers journalists’ questions after casting his ballot in the Dutch general elections at a polling station on March 15, 2017 in The Hague. (Photos by AFP) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party has won the highest number of seats in parliamentary elections, exit polls show. Polls suggest that […]

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Dutch election rivals clash in tense debate ahead of Wednesday’s vote : Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte against Geert Wilders

Netherlands’ far-right politician Geert Wilders (R) of the PVV party gestures during a debate with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the VVD Liberal party on March 13, 2017, in Rotterdam, prior to March 15 Dutch national elections. (Photo by AFP) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has clashed with his main rival anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, […]

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