DUTCH VOTE IN
Far-right MP trails behind premier in run-up to polls
MILLIONS of Dutch voters went to the polls yesterday in a key test of the “patriotic revolution” promised by far-right member of parliament Geert Wilders, as final opinion polls showed his support deflating.
Following last year’s shock Brexit referendum, and Donald Trump’s victory in the United States, the Dutch vote was being closely watched to gauge support for populism in Europe ahead of key elections in France and Germany this year.
Wilders voted in a school here, mobbed by television cameras, just after final polls showed he was trailing the Liberal VVD party of outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
“Whatever the outcome of the