Opinion

Dutch elections: Not a populist revolt

This time the polls overestimated rather than underestimated support for the populist option.

Joris Luyendijk

by Joris Luyendijk

Joris Luyendijk

Europe

Dutch PM easily defeats far-right rival Wilders

With nearly all votes counted, Mark Rutte retains power in election seen as measure of populist support in Europe.

Netherlands

Elections in the Netherlands: An explainer

Dutch governments are usually made up of several different parties, making compromise an important part of governing.

Elections in the Netherlands: An explainer

Europe

Geert Wilders concedes defeat in Dutch elections

Geert Wilder, a far-right politician known for his anti-Islam views, has conceded defeat in parliamentary elections in The Netherlands. His party had been leading in opinion polls as recently as last week.

Europe

Dutch PM: Netherlands said 'stop' to populism

Early results show ruling liberal VVD party taking 31 seats, and Geert Wilders' far-right PVV securing only 19 seats.

Dutch PM Rutte leads Netherlands election: exit poll

Netherlands

Dutch election day: What six voters have to say

Al Jazeera headed to polling stations around The Hague to speak to people about who they're voting for and why.

Dutch election day: What six voters have to say

Europe

High turnout as Dutch vote in Europe's far-right test

Crucial vote boils down to a race between Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberals and far-right party of MP Geert Wilders.

Dutch election: High turnout in key national vote

Netherlands

Who is who in the Dutch elections?

Dutch voters cast ballots in election that boils down to a race between conservative liberals and the far-right.

Who is who in the Dutch elections?

Netherlands

Does Geert Wilders really matter?

He is unlikely to form a government, so why is he getting so much attention and what do the Dutch think of him?

Does Geert Wilders really matter?

Europe

Dutch vote in key election after divisive campaign

Crucial vote boiled down to a race between Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberals and far-right party of MP Geert Wilders.

Dutch election: Vote under way in key national poll

Netherlands

Dutch Muslims reflect on Geert Wilders before vote

With Geert Wilders dominating the campaign discourse, Muslims are raising their voices to demand equality.

Dutch Muslims reflect on Geert Wilders before vote

Opinion

Dutch elections: What is the Wilders effect?

Populist Geert Wilders' biggest impact on Dutch politics is shifting the mainstream discourse to the far right.

Matthijs Rooduijn

by Matthijs Rooduijn

Matthijs Rooduijn

Opinion

What can the Dutch elections tell us about Europe?

Coming Dutch elections are a prism to understand Europe and tell much about its institutional and cultural crisis.

Silvia Mazzini

by Silvia Mazzini
- Kees Jan van Kesteren

Silvia Mazzini

Politics

Dutch leaders spar in heated debate amid Turkey row

Two days before crucial general election, leading candidates lay starkly opposing visions of their country's future.

Europe

Netherlands election: Candidates spar over Turkey row

Dutch voters will head to the polls on Wednesday to vote in a key general election. The two leading candidates have faced off in a televised debate, with the ongoing diplomatic rift with Turkey taking centre stage.