Tag: Dutch Election 2017

Geert Wilders

Dutch Voters Head to the Polls as Populism Rises Across Europe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch voters cast ballots Wednesday at polling booths across the nation in parliamentary elections that are being closely watched as a possible indicator of the strength of populism ahead of national votes in France and Germany later this year.

Geert Wilders

Dutch Election Rivals Clash in Televised Debate

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his main rival at national elections, the populist Geert Wilders clashed Monday in their only nationally televised face-to-face debate ahead of Wednesday’s vote, with Wilders calling Rutte untrustworthy and Rutte responding by saying a Wilders government would plunge the Netherlands into chaos.

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Geert Wilders’ Security Detail Has Robbed Him Of His Freedom

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – With his flamboyant shock of blonde-dyed hair and fiery anti-Islam rhetoric, Dutch politician Geert Wilders comes across a man who doesn’t mind the limelight. Yet for the past dozen years, the right-wing populist has spent

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gives a press conference with his Lithuanian counterpart (not in picture) in Vilnius on April 3, 2015. Cavusoglu said Turkey will send and 'informal mission' to Crimea to monitor what it termed the 'oppression' of Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that opposed Russia's 2014 seizure …

Turkish Minister to Defy Dutch Ban Islamist Rally

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister says he will go to the Netherlands to address Turkish citizens despite Dutch authorities’ demands that he not show up for a rally there on the upcoming Turkish referendum.