Dutch election: Voters go to the polls in key test for populists

15 March 2017
291 Views

Voters are going to the polls in the Netherlands in the first of three crucial eurozone elections this year.
The race is dominated by Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right party and that of Geert Wilders, running on an anti-immigration platform.

Mr Rutte has said the election is an opportunity for voters to “beat the wrong sort of populism”.

Mr Wilders has pledged to take the Netherlands out of the EU, close all mosques and ban the Koran.

His Freedom Party had been leading in opinion polls but they have since suggested his support may be slipping.
France goes to the polls next month to elect a new president while Germany is due to hold a general election in September.

You may be interested

Committee to review vote for Greeks abroad
GREECE
shares20 views
GREECE
shares20 views

Committee to review vote for Greeks abroad

makis - Oct 23, 2018

A special committee reviewing the right of Greeks abroad to vote in national elections will meet at the Ministry of…

Turkey repeats the “Casus Belli” threat for the 12 n.m. Greek territorial waters extension
SLIDE
shares14 views
SLIDE
shares14 views

Turkey repeats the “Casus Belli” threat for the 12 n.m. Greek territorial waters extension

makis - Oct 23, 2018

The Turkish government had not made any official comment on the announcement by Nikos Kotzias of the expansion of the…

Explore the beauties of mainland Greece!
GREECE
shares880 views
GREECE
shares880 views

Explore the beauties of mainland Greece!

Panos - Oct 23, 2018

Greece is a beloved destination and in addition to the more familiar islands, the mainland offers plenty of options for…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.