Dutch politician Geert Wilders is seen on the convention floor before the start of the second day of the US Republican National Convention. Photo: AFP, Robyn Beck
Dutch politician Geert Wilders is seen on the convention floor before the start of the second day of the US Republican National Convention. Photo: AFP, Robyn Beck
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Immigration angst weighs on Dutch elections

With two weeks to go to the Netherland's parliamentary elections, support for anti-immigation candidate just behind the conservative VVD party.

March 2, 2017 12:44 AM (UTC+8)

German daily Handelsblatt writes, “the Dutch lose patience with the Eurozone,” as the country awaits upcoming elections. Surveys show that immigration is the top issue in the national elections, which might bring anti-immigation candidate Gert Wilders into the government or even the premiership.  With two weeks to go to the country’s parliamentary elections, support for Wilders was at 15.7%, just behind the conservative VVD party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

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