The polls were right! Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders' and his Freedom Party scored a marked victory in today's Dutch elections, in which they are projected to win 35 seats, making them the largest group in parliament, Bloomberg reports (only with the 'FaR RiGhT HiTleRy EviLdOeRz' branding the MSM ascribes to anyone right of Mao).
And assuming the exit-polls hold up, Wilders' prospects for forging a coalition government will hinge on his ability to reach across the aisle to parties which have already signaled maximum virtue and vowed never to work with him.
Wilders and his team hugged and cheered as the result was announced and sang along to the Rocky theme tune ‘Eye of the Tiger.’ Reporters who watched his campaign team celebrate at a crowded bar in Scheveningen near The Hague did so from behind glass.
The controversial politician benefited from the vacuum created by outgoing premier Mark Rutte’s decision to quit politics after 13 years in office — and from the refusal of Rutte’s successor as party leader, Dilan Yesilgoz-Zegerius, to rule out working with his party. Anti-migration sentiment of the kind Wilders has long-championed was a prominent issue on the campaign trail. -Bloomberg
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