Anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders wins Dutch election
November 22, 2023 - Far-right leader Geert Wilders has won a dramatic victory in the Dutch general election, a political bombshell that will send shockwaves through the EU.
Wilders’ Freedom party was projected to win 37 seats, doubling its total after the vote, according to projections by press agency ANP.
Wilders’ party was followed by a leftwing alliance led by the EU’s former climate chief Frans Timmermans with 25 seats, and then the Liberal VVD with 24.
His victory will send shockwaves around Europe, as the Netherlands is one of the founding members of what became the European Union.