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Far Right Gains Most In Dutch Elections

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posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 04:18 AM

AMSTERDAM (Dow Jones)--An exit poll in the Dutch elections Wednesday indicates a draw between the Liberal Party and the Labor Party, with the far-right Freedom Party gaining most, setting the stage for difficult coalition talks to form a majority in government.

Both the center-right People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, more commonly known as the Liberal Party, led by Mark Rutte, and the Labor Party led by the former mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen, are set to have 31 seats each out of 150 parliamentary seats, according to the exit poll from Synovate, a research agency.

In the previous government, a three-party coalition of center and left parties that collapsed in February after internal disagreement over the deployment of Dutch forces in Afghanistan, the Liberal Party held 22 seats while the Labor Party had 33 seats.

The biggest gainer of Wednesday's elections, however is the Freedom Party, led by Geert Wilders, who was branded an extremist by the U.K. government for his anti-Islamist rhetoric, which is set to grow to 22 seats, from the current 9.

"As we are the biggest winner of today's elections, we want to play part in the coalition talks," Wilders said on television Wednesday night.


The Freedom party is not set to grow to 24 seats, instead of 22 seats mentioned in the report. It's kind of the general tendency in Europe: the far-right is on the rise.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 04:29 AM
Man... I really dislike this Geert Wilders guy. I think if he influences the government with his racist thinking there will be many problems in the netherlands (being a highly multicultural country).

What I dont really understand is how is it possible that a Coalition government can work with figures with different mentalities such as Cohen and Geert Wilders.

I am really new to Dutch politics, but it is really of my interest now. When can we know wich changes will be applied by this new government?

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 04:31 AM
According to the report the UK considers Mr. Wilders extremist, he was also barred from entering the UK for a couple months about a year ago.

If he was to be appointed Prime Minister, which he won't, but if he was I wonder what the UK would do in that situation. It would be pretty hilarious IMO, they called a guy an extremist and barred him from entering the country then he becomes Netherlands Prime Minister.

Back to subject. Here are the full results from the Dutch General Election, 2010.


21.........-20.........14%..Christian Democratic Appeal
30.........-3...........20%..Dutch Labour Party
15.........-10.........10%...Socialist Party
31.........+9..........20%...People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
24.........+15........16%...Party for Freedom
10..........+7.........7%....Democrats 66
2............+/- 0.....1%.....Party for the Animals
2............+/- 0.....2%.....Reformed Political Party
0............+/- 0.....1%.....Proud of the Netherlands

So if the liberals were to form an alliance of CDA, VVD, PVV, and D66 they would have 86/150 seats in the House of Representatives giving them a solid majority.

[edit on 6/10/10 by Misoir]

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 04:32 AM
Hello there.

I´am not real happy with this elections. My thoughts were more people over here have woken up to the fact that his angry speeches and disrespect of others will not help anybody.
New Aware Nederland did get my vote cause they really liked to make a change.

Though i know it is all a big show it will be quite difficult to make a coalition. It must be one of 4 parties or more, i can´t see so many parties agreeing with each other.

Peace and loves Vincent

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 05:41 AM
As much as I agree with Wilders on many points, my gut instinct wouldn't let me vote for him.

Now, I don't trust politicians in general, but I don't trust Wilders specifically.

A part of me wanted to vote for him just to stir up the establishment, but it just seems it's all too convenient.

He uses the anti-immigration sentiment here in Holland to get into power, but I think he will turn Holland into a police- and control state ,even more, if he gets the chance.

I don't know, it just seems like he has a hidden agenda.

On the other hand, I'm very curious how the PVV will handle itself the coming years, and if they are really going to make a positive difference.

If they do, they'll have my vote next time.

Then again, I don't believe an elected party will ever truly change things for the better.

We need a worldwide revolution for that.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 05:58 AM
"Far right" in the Netherlands should be translated to "Socialist left" compared to the USA. The Netherlands is one of the most socialist countries in the world.

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 10:40 AM

Originally posted by republicadelbanano
Man... I really dislike this Geert Wilders guy. I think if he influences the government with his racist thinking there will be many problems in the netherlands (being a highly multicultural country).

What I dont really understand is how is it possible that a Coalition government can work with figures with different mentalities such as Cohen and Geert Wilders.

I am really new to Dutch politics, but it is really of my interest now. When can we know wich changes will be applied by this new government?

Islam is no race and he has nothing against people with a different collor so where people get the nonsense that wilders is racist I don't know.
And what happens next we are going to say the same about dewever ( n-va ) and we all allready do so about filip dewinter ( vlaams belang ) when they win the coming belgium election sunday only because we are against radicale islam and there outwashes ?
And yes I voted for Wilders PVV party , and people from other parts then NL and Eu don't know the situation we have with radical youth whom are destroying our society won't partisipate and behave along our culture , norms and values .
People who come to a nation foreign too them must adept and follow the norms and values and laws of that country they are planning to life if they don't they aren't welcome because society won't work.
People in the US are having problems with the mexican isue and they have the new law in Az just because of the problems with immigration but here in Europe its even worse ... All though some of the Europeans who are for multi culturel undermining of western society are claiming otherwise and acting just like the national socialist movement party membmers from the 1930s ..

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 10:59 AM
reply to post by republicadelbanano

the multi culti is just the problem why Wilders is winning..
People forget that in ones nation only one culture has the leading role and has to be supreme and that is the nations own culture and people have to live there lifes along and behave acordingly .
That said they have the right of there own views and religion as long as they don't put it above the culture , ways of life , norms and values of the nation they came to life.
And not as what we see in the Uk and they are planning in France , belgium and the Netherlands and that is the introduction and following sharia muslim law above the nations own law stating that those laws are flawed because they are not made by allah .. They are trying to press it true just like the nazi's in ww2 did when they tried to impose there laws apone us as they where the oppressors .
If people coming too The Netherlands say that our values and law system is not what they want why did they come in the first place??
They are getting free benefits where others work for ( not only the dutch but also people of foreign origine who are willing and doing there best in society ) are over repressented in crime ect..
They want the same rights as hardworking and paying people but not willing to do the same as the hardworking and overpaying people whom have to work for the social benifits of the people who are misbehaving and sorry to say it is manly the muslim and foreign part of the population ..
Learn the facts... the criminal mexican immigrants ( Not the hard working mexican immigrants ) do the same they want the same benifits ect and don't work or do something benifitial for the USA ...
Thats one of the reasons why health care systems fail because of non working criminal immigrants who are not willing to do anything benifitial for the system ect want the same benifits of the hardworking part .

This is not racist this is common sense.. I don't want to pay for criminals from foreign origine who dont want to partisipate in our society.. I rather see them leave and go back to a place where they are happy and can do the same as they are used because the behavior they have might be accepted in there home country but not here thats why I voted for Wilders ..
its easy for outsiders and criminal huggers to say wilders is racist but just read and learn before claim things you don't know anything about..

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 11:19 AM
If I remember right, Wilders even suggested about a year ago that Muslims who wear Burka's, pay €1000,- a year...

He's crazy. As are the people who voted for them.

I don't really care about our politics though, I have no interest in theater.

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 12:20 PM
reply to post by MarkLuitzen

I do not know any PVV voters so I would like to ask you a few questions.

What is your opnion of Wilders dropping his AOW standpoint in exchange for a greater chanche of joining the now being formed government?

I mean dont get me wrong. The media and Job Cohen are acting like it is a crime whilst most of the time dropping political points and backstabbig the voters is called good politics.

Even so I believe that Wilders got a quite a few votes on that promise and he dropped it like a brick. To be fair I did hear him say that he had said in an earlier stage that he would drop the AOW point if it came down to it.

Dont you think it is to convienent that every time we have one populist ( wilders ) painting the scene? It doesnt sit well with me.

You know in the earilier days it was quite common for dutch woman to wear various forms of head cloth. What is wrong with people wearing such attire now?

As far as I know crimes have only dropped over the past years. The only real thing that has increased seems to be fear and xenophobia.
Do you believe it is fair that wilders got such a major victory just out of fear when their are much more pressing matters like our long term economic well being and ofcourse radical economic reform?

I know I have put a bit of my biass in my questions, but I would like to have a nice political debate about it. I will read the totallity of his party program ( wilders ) so I can make educated remarks when the next post comes around.

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