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Dutch PM stresses EU unity over Brexit with Danish, Irish leaders

The leaders of the Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark stressed the need for "unity" Friday as the three northern European countries seek to minimise the impact of Britain's divorce from the EU. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the EU needed to "act in concert" during the Brexit negotiations, saying "unity" was in everyone's best interests. Show More Summary

International Elections Digest: The Netherlands holds off the far right, but at what cost?

Leading Off ? Netherlands—parliament (March 15) Last month's closely watched parliamentary elections in the Netherlands saw the grand coalition between Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right VVD and the center-left Labour Party suffer...Show More Summary

After election, 4 Dutch parties to begin coalition talks

The conservative party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and three other parties have agreed to begin talks about forming the next ruling coalition, but are warning that there are major … Click to Continue »

Official Dutch results confirm win for Liberals

The Netherlands formally confirmed Tuesday the results of last week's general election won by ruling Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberals, as political horse-trading gathered pace to form a coalition government. The final tally fromShow More Summary

Match-making: Dutch coalition building process begins

An initial round of match-making talks to investigate possible new Dutch ruling coalitions has started in parliament following last week's elections. Edith Schippers, health minister in Prime Minister Mark Rutte's … Click to Continu...

The Dutch election doesn't tell the whole story about the future of populism in Europe

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) won the most seats in parliament for the third time in a row, dealing a blow to far-right populist leader Geert Wilders. It was theShow More Summary

With weaker mandate, Rutte must choose his compromises to form a government

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - After fending off nationalist Geert Wilders at Monday's election, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte must patch together a stable coalition that reflects the rise of fringe parties that made huge gains on the left and right.

Early returns give Dutch PM Rutte big lead over far-right Wilders

By Thomas Escritt and Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands' center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte roundly saw off a challenge by anti-Islam, anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, early returns showed, a huge relief to other EU governments facing a wave of nationalism. Show More Summary

Anti-immigrant candidate Geert Wilders loses the Dutch election

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The ‘Patriotic Spring’ promised by the Dutch anti-immigrant firebrand, Geert Wilders, has failed to flower, as the Netherlands handed election victory to the party of sitting Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He will now try to form a ruling coalition. European leaders applauded the result, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who called it ‘a good…

The puzzle of forming a Dutch govt

The long and complex process of forming a new coalition government started Thursday after Dutch general elections in which Liberal party Prime Minister Mark Rutte beat his main rival, far-right MP Geert Wilders. The coalition leaderShow More Summary

Dutch election shows tepid EU support beat fragmented protest votes

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - While Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's election success was hailed as a victory for pro-European forces over the far-right, the result may reflect more the fragmentation of protest votes than the half-hearted support of the EU by mainstream parties.

The far right just failed its first major test in Europe

With far-right politician Geert Wilders' disappointing showing in the Netherlands election on Wednesday, populism might have just failed its first test in Europe. Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling People's Party for Freedom and Democracy...Show More Summary

European relief as Dutch snub 'siren song' of far-right

European leaders heaved a sigh of relief Thursday after the Dutch voted Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberal party back into power ahead of the far-right, with all eyes turning to polls later this year in France and Germany. "The Dutch election carries the hope of success, not just in keeping Europe together but in... Show More Summary

THE RETURN OF THE TURK? Turkish minister claims ‘holy wars will soon begin in Europe’ after Geert Wi…

THE RETURN OF THE TURK? Turkish minister claims ‘holy wars will soon begin in Europe’ after Geert Wilders beaten. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s foreign minister, did not welcome the victory for Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). “Now the election is over in the Netherlands…when you look at the many […]

Dutch PM widens poll win over second-place far-right

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Thursday strengthened his election win over rival anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, as with almost all votes counted his party was credited with 33 seats. Wilders celebrated too however as his far-right Freedom Party looked set to emerge the second largest in the 150-seat parliament, with a total of 20 MPs. Show More Summary

'Dutch Donald Trump' Loses Election

Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right party is celebrating a resounding win Wednesday in The Netherlands over populist Geert Wilders' party -- a result cheered by centrists and progressives in France and Germany, which also hold elections this year. Show More Summary

Turkey's Erdogan says Dutch PM Rutte lost Turkey's friendship

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had lost the friendship of Ankara after a diplomatic row between the NATO allies over a ban on Turkish ministers speaking in the Netherlands.

The Dutch pushed back against Geert Wilders’s ‘Patriotic Spring.’ Here’s what you need to know.

In the Netherlands, the conservative, pro-market Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) led by incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte won 21 percent of the votes in Wednesday’s election, more than any of the other 27 parties on the ballot. VVD benefited from an upswing in the polls after the prime minister took a tough stance […]

Geert Wilders, 'Dutch Donald Trump,' Takes Second Place In Closely Watched Election

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right party is celebrating a resounding win over populist Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom, in a result that's being welcomed by centrists and progressives.

"Relief For Europe": Wall Street Analysts React To The Dutch Election

While some were worried about an "unexpected outcome" from yesterday's Dutch general election, in the end the country's center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte managed to fight off the challenge of anti-Islam, anti-EU rival Geert Wilders...Show More Summary

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