Tom Louwerse

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A protester holds a photo of Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte while he campaigns in The Hague. Photograph: Yves Herman

As the Netherlands goes to the polls to decide whether to back outgoing prime minister Mark Rutte, and his promise of economic stability, or to swing(...)

Dutch political party leaders Alexander Pechtold of D66, Emile Roemer of the Socialist Party and Lodewijk Asscher of Labour during a break in a television debate on February 26th. Voters go to the polls on March 15th. Photograph: Bart Maat/ EPA

A fortnight from the Dutch general election, two new polls are suggesting a fall-off in support for far-right leader Geert Wilders and his Freedom Par(...)

PVV leader Geert Wilders was found guilty of inciting discrimination at a rally in 2014 when he asked the crowd whether they wanted ‘more or less Moroccans’ in the country. Photograph: Michael Kooren/ Reuters

It’s market day in Almere, a Dutch town 30km east of Amsterdam. The central square is packed with shoppers, as locals stock up on the assortment of fr(...)