Dutch voters head to the polls next month, in the first of this year’s closely-watched European elections. For many international observers this election, and those in France and Germany later this year, threaten to see rightwing populists make significant gains. But is this the full story?
International media coverage of the upcoming election has been dominated by just two parties: the far-right anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV) – which has been leading in the opinion polls for months – and prime minister Mark Rutte’s ruling Liberal party (VVD). But the Netherlands’ 12.6 million-strong electorate has nearly 30 candidates to choose from.
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