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John Elliott

Wilders Has The Whip Hand

The AFP’s headline read: “European relief as Dutch snub ‘siren song’ of the far right.” The EU Commission in Brussels asserted that the Dutch general election results are a “Vote for Europe, a vote against extremists.” Prime Minster Marc Rutte declared that the Dutch had voted down the “wrong kind of populism.” Media watchers all declared that Rutte had “won the election.” Rutte’s Liberal Party won by losing eight seats while his coalition partner, the Labour Party, suffered a historic loss of 2