(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the year's first litmus test for populism in Europe.Provisional results with over half the votes counted suggested Rutte's party won 32 seats in the 150-member legislature, 13 more than Wilders' party, which took only third place with 19 seats. The surging CDA Christian Democrats claimed 20.Following Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's election as U.S. president, "the Netherlands said, 'Whoa!' to the wrong kind of populism," said Rutte, who is now poised for a third term as prime minister.
Hopefully,the right-wing national populism wave has peaked and rational governmernst will return to do the basic things governments do.
Yes, EU = USSR-lite
No, EU is USA Lite. They are not Russia. Only Putin is Russia.
Since 1945 ...USSREUSRUSSAIt is all totalitarian ... choose what flavor you will. Being for free-thought, I find their policies anathema. I may live in the US, and even support the US government, but American political culture is ... evil.
Occasionally you say something intelligent. But here you are a box of rocks again.
I am glad we agree sometimes. Proves you aren't a teenager ;-) Any idea that we live in a free country in the US, died with the TSA and Civil Asset Forfeiture. The Beetles understood long ago .. "... back in the US, back in the US, back in the USSR ..." when John Lennon was identified as enemy-of-the-state.
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