Election Face Off In The Netherlands Between Wilders And Rutte
Up to 13 million people in the Netherlands are voting in today’s election. This is a face-off between Geert Wilders and the current Prime Minister Mark Rutte, along with other candidates. Could this be a similar positive fate, to the UK EU referendum and US elections?
A total of 28 parties is competing for a chance to form a new Dutch government. Dutch voters will go to the polls on Wednesday, March 15 and have until 9 pm to vote for their preferred leader.
Due to the Netherlands being a fractured political environment, a coalition government is deemed necessary for its political success. There are 150 seats in the Dutch parliament, to form a majority 76 seats are required. It is said that the incoming government would most likely be made of at least 4-6 parties.
The front runners within this election stand as follows:
VVD – People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (40 seats)
PvdA – Labour Party (35 seats)
SP – Socialist Party (15 seats)
CDA – Christian Democratic Appeal (13 seats)
PVV – Party of Freedom (12 seats)
D66 – Democrats 66 (12 seats)
GL – Greens (4 seats)
What do the polls say?
As it stands, the VVD and PVV are currently the most popular, thus a tense atmosphere lies in the air. However, it seems that Wilders has lost momentum within the last week after previously being seen at the top of the polls, giving Rutte’s party the lead.
But will Wilders catch up? Mr Wilders has pledged to take the Netherlands out of the EU, close all mosques and ban the Koran. This is an excellent message to all conservatives and right wing individuals out there who see the threat of Islam to western civilisation. This is also excellent news to any individual in the Netherlands who wishes to stay safe in their own country.
Why the Netherlands now needs Wilders more than ever
It is said that a populist surge is extremely possible within the Dutch ballot. After recent attacks ripping through quiet Dutch cities and towns last year, by Islamic migrants, many citizens remain in fear.
Twenty-five percent of non-Western immigrants in the Netherlands, between 15 and 65 receive social welfare. This leaves the rest of the Dutch working class with a heavy economic weight on their backs. This number can only increase through the recent migrant influx.
An Afghan migrant, who was convicted of beheading a woman in the Netherlands, walked unchecked into the UK where he went on to brutally attack two police officers with a claw hammer.
Another horrifying incident took place in Kamen, the Netherlands, where a teenage girl was reportedly pulled from her bicycle and sexually assaulted by a 33–year-old Sudanese (surprise surprise) migrant. It was said that he attempted to drown the victim after the attack.
Rutte’s party will not ensure the safety of young women, and other remaining citizens in the Netherlands unless he decides to crack down on the migrant situation. Sadly, the likelihood of the crackdown is extremely low.
Will Wilders save the Netherlands