Dutch elections: Left-wing party gaining ground

The rise of the far-right leader Geert Wilders in the Dutch elections has put the traditional liberal opposition in the Netherlands in a tailspin. But a new left-wing party is making up ground on Wilders.

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    The rise of the far-right leader Geert Wilders in the Dutch elections has put the traditional liberal opposition in the Netherlands in a tailspin.

    But a new left-wing party is making up ground on Wilders.

    Its success is being seen as evidence that new parties are finding ways of taking on the far-right across Europe.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Amsterdam.


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