How Geert Wilders Lost Power But Gained Influence

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As results flooded in after the Dutch general election, incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte was beaming. The country, he said, had hit back against far-right, anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders and the hate he espoused. Wilders’s Party for Freedom came a distant second, with 20 seats, to Rutte’s People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, which won 33.…