Dutch Election Shows Europeans Are Learning the Brexit Lesson

The Dutch election result did deliver a surprise, just not the one people were fearing (or expecting, depending on which side of the populist divide they were). Geert Wilders' extremist Freedom Party failed to become the strongest in Parliament, despite months of polls showing him in the lead.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) looks set to stay in power. With 95% of the votes counted, his party won 33 of the 150 parliamentary seats. Still, this is eight seats lower than his 2012 result. Wilders' party outperformed its 2012 result by five seats and grabbed 20....373 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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