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Far-Right Populist Geert Wilders Forms Dutch Coalition But Agrees Not to Become Prime Minister

HeadlineMay 16, 2024

The Netherlands is set to see its most far-right government in decades after the populist leader Geert Wilders announced his anti-immigrant Party for Freedom is forming a coalition with three other parties, six months after their victory in parliamentary elections. But the Islamophobic Geert Wilders will not become the new prime minister, after agreeing to forfeit the leadership position as part of negotiations. Wilders is still expected to wield significant power over Dutch politics. A crackdown on asylum seekers is widely expected.

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