23 Nov 2023

Far-right populist set to win the most seats in Dutch election, sending shockwaves through Europe

It was once seen as a beacon of liberalism. But the Netherlands has sent shockwaves through Europe, handing a dramatic election victory to far-right populist Geert Wilders.

Curbing immigration is his top priority.

But he’s toned down his anti-Islam rhetoric, putting his plan to ban mosques on hold, and pledging to be “prime minister for everyone”.

First though, he needs to form a coalition – not an easy task.