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# Geert Wilders

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# no brexit moment
'The Netherlands said 'stop' to the wrong kind of populism': Wilders set to be defeated in election
PM Mark Rutte easily defeated a strong challenge from the far-right Geert Wilders.
# tried and tested
Dutch voters have rejected Geert Wilders' play to be an anti-Islam Prime Minister
Current PM Mark Rutte has seen his off Wilders’ challenge comfortably.
# voting begins
'The Dutch Trump' and PM Rutte go head-to-head in Netherlands' elections
There is an intense media frenzy around the Dutch elections this year because of the anti-Islam sentiment linked with Brexit and the US election last year.
# Careful Now
Dutch leader urges voters to halt rise of the right wing in Europe
The election will be held tomorrow.
# orange alert
Explainer: Is the Netherlands about to take a big jump to the far-right?
Everything you need to know about this week’s parliamentary election.
# Netherlands
Dutch Muslims react as far-right MP threatens to close mosques
The 53-year-old Wilders has courted controversy with his hardline anti-Islam, anti-immigrant stance and his incendiary insults against Moroccans and Turks.
# Geert Wilders
Far-right Dutch MP says 'there is a lot of Moroccan scum' as he launches election campaign
“Dutch people who want their country back will vote for us irrespective of their education or background,” he added.
# 2015 called
As if we didn't have enough to worry about - here are five reasons why a GREXIT is back on the agenda
The will-they-won’t-they Greek financial crisis dominated the summer of 2015.
# Geert Wilders
Dutch far right MP sparks fake news row after photoshopping rival into tweet with radical Islamists
The Netherlands is set to go to the polls on 15 March.
# uncertain times
Three elections that could cause a political earthquake in Europe in 2017
Observers say Le Pen can’t win in France, and that Merkel will return in Germany – but does anyone trust the polls anymore?
# Geert Wilders
Right-wing Dutch MP found guilty of discrimination, innocent of inciting hatred
The judges said there was “insufficient evidence” his words amounted to incitement to hatred.
# The Hague
Over 100 arrested at Dutch anti-fascist protest, as Geert Wilders trial proceeds
About 200 protesters had gathered for the demonstration, organised under the slogan “Stop oppression against anti-facists and anarchists”.
# let us out
"Now it's our turn": Brexit sparks hope for Europe's far right
There are calls for similar referendums across Europe.
# Controversy
Dutch MP to air cartoons of Mohammed on national television
Wilders said the broadcasts are intended to defend freedom of speech but he is well known for his anti-Islam views.
# Texas
Two men shot dead at US Mohammed cartoon event
The convention was attended by controversial Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders.
# Geert Wilders
Anti-Islamic, anti-EU, anti-immigration: The Dutch far-right leader who looks set to gain in European elections
Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom is currently coming third in opinion polls ahead of the elections this month.
# Netherlands
Dutch vote to test EU popularity in tough times
As the nation heads into elections this week, observers are wondering which of the two Netherlands will emerge: the EU guiding light or the harbinger of European disarray.
# Netherlands
Election on the cards after Dutch budget talks collapse
The prime minister is expected to tender his resignation today but remain on as caretaker until elections later this year after discussions over an austerity budget collapsed over the weekend.
# Eurozone
Dutch politician calls for country to exit eurozone
Populist right-winger Geert Wilders has said the Netherlands should leave the euro – despite its triple-A credit rating.
# Said and done
Pope and pictures: The week in quotes
“I got to give them kudos, cause they really stepped up and did the full monty thing and got naked.”
# Netherlands
EU nations call on Dutch government to condemn far-right website
The website, set up by the far-right Freedom Party, asks people to report central and east Europeans “for general nuisance, pollution and labour market displacement.”
# Holland
Far-right Dutch politician cleared of hate charges
Geert Wilders had compared the Koran to Mein Kampf and faced charges of hate speech and discrimination.
# Hate Trial
Anti-Islam Dutch politician stands trial for incitement to hatred
The controversial politician is accused of inciting hatred against Muslims, after describing Islam as “fascist” and announcing: “there is a battle going on and we have to defend ourselves”.