Geert Wilders Vows to Take the Netherlands Out of EU, Leads Polls Ahead of Election

Here we go again. Round #2 of EUexit

With five weeks to go before Dutch elections, politian Geert Wilders’ Party of Freedom (PVV) is leading all the major polls with just below 20 percent of the votes. If Wilders’ PVV manages to emerge as the single largest party, as polls currently suggest, the 53 year old Dutch politician could be called to build the next coalition government with him as Prime Minister.

Capitalising on last year’s Brexit vote and President Trump’s victory in the U.S. election, Wilders is campaigning with the slogan “The Netherlands is ours again.” His 11-point programme aims to “de-Islamise” the country and end the E.U.-mandated Open Borders Policy.

With 28 other parities in the fray, Wilders success would depend on his ability to form a coalition government. So far, most of the parties have rejected the idea of joining Wilders-led government. But going by the past record, other parties might end up working with Wilders.

Far-right outcast Geert Wilders vows to ‘de-Islamise’ the Netherlands after taking lead in Dutch polls

The controversial right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders says he intends to govern in the Netherlands after the elections, and expects the electorate to rise up if other political parties deny him that option. In a rare 40-minute interview with broadcaster WNL, the far-right leader also compared mosques to Nazi temples and the Quran to Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf.