/ 24 November 2023

It’s all double Dutch to the political pundits…

Image source: Flickr
Image source: Flickr

In a result sending shockwaves through Europe, veteran anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders is in the box seat to become the Netherlands’ next prime minister. Wilders is known for his controversial views, including calls for a ban on mosques and Islamic schools along with an exit from the European Union. Wilders’ Freedom Party is on track to win 35 seats – more than any other party – but he’ll still need to form a coalition to govern in the 150-seat Parliament. And that certainly isn’t an easy ask – 3 other big parties have previously said they won’t join a Wilders-led government. One of the big issues that shaped this election campaign was immigration, with the number of migrants to the Netherlands doubling in a year to 220,000. Wilders says the country is “sick of it, and we are going to ensure that the Dutchman comes first again”.

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