The Rise of Geert Wilders: Making Sense of the Dutch Election Results

Geert Wilders. Photo credit: REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

A few days before the Dutch general election of November 22, 2023, the polls indicated a close finish. Each of three parties vying for the top position was expected to get just below 20 percent: Labor (in a common list with the Greens); the center-right Liberals; and the far-right Freedom Party. The winner would have […]