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Geert Wilders: “Shutting me out means sidelining the 1.3 million people who voted for the Freedom Party.” Photograph: Phil Nijhuis/AFP/Getty Images

The Muslim mayor of Rotterdam has made a surprise call for far-right anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders to be included in talks on a new coalition go(...)

 Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister: 83 days since the general election and  no sign of a workable government yet. Photograph:   EPA/Stephanie LeCocq

It’s 83 days since the Dutch general election returned prime minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals at the head of the polls, but still there’s no sign of a w(...)

Dutch leader of the far right  Party for Freedom, Geert Wilders, posing with  new members  after the recent parliamentary elections in The Netherlands. Photograph:  EPA/Valerie Kuypers

A row has broken out over a brief private shopping trip by Dutch far-right politician, Geert Wilders, and his wife, Krisztina, to the Belgian city of (...)

Newly re-elected Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte met with  Edith Schippers to discuss forming a coalition. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AFP/Getty Images

Coalition talks begin on Monday morning between Dutch premier and Liberal Party leader Mark Rutte and three other pro-European centre-left and centre-(...)

It was what prime minister Mark Rutte called an “evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said ‘stop’ to the wron(...)

 Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders (left) of the PVV party and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte  of the VVD Liberal party: victory of latter was widely welcomed in Europe. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Angela Merkel and François Hollande, both of whose countries face populist challenges at the polls this year, have led a flood of congratulations afte(...)

Jesse Klaver of GroenLinks party during election night in Amsterdam. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

It is far too early to say whether Jesse Klaver’s GreenLeft will be a party of government for the first time in its history. But for the youngest ever(...)

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders  accuses premier Mark Rutte of being too “weak” to ban the Turkish foreign minister from addressing a rally. Photograph:  Cris Toala Olivares/Reuters

in The Hague With the Dutch general election campaign in its final week, far-right leader Geert Wilders has accused premier Mark Rutte of being too “w(...)

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(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte (right) canvassing for votes in his country’s general election in Wormerveer. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte will take part in a head-to-head TV debate with his anti-Islam opponent, Geert Wilders, just two days before the gene(...)

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