13/3/17

[identity profile] mahnmut.livejournal.com

There are elections coming up in the Netherlands. And everyone's talking about Geert Wilders and his Party of Freedom, the xenophobic chauvinistic populists who've been poisoning the political discourse there for years. According to the latest polls, Wilders and his cohort are most likely going to end up the second biggest party after the ruling VVD (conservative liberals). Even if Wilders does get a slight edge and finishes first, he'd still need a coalition partner to make a government, unless he somehow gets 50%+ of the votes, which is unlikely.

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