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Dutch election: Geert Wilders makes gains in polls – but EU will be crossing their fingers

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The Netherlands will hold a three-day general election this month with the polls predicting the nationalist, right-wing populist Party for Freedom party (PVV) likely to make gains.

Mr Rutte currently presides over a coalition Government made up of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), Democrats 66 (D66) and the Christian Union (CU).

In the past few months, PVV has made gains in terms of polls.

In 2019, the polls mainly saw support for the party remain in single figures, rising to double digits (mainly between 10 and 19) towards the end of the year.

This momentum continued to grow into and throughout 2020, with the party’s popularity surging past 20 around August and maintaining those levels up to now.



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