How Geert Wilders Lost Power But Gained Influence


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.…