And has the far-right politician managed to steer the country in his own nationalist direction without being in power?
Coen van de Ven
Coen van de Ven is a political journalist covering a variety of topics; from the aftermath of the Yugoslav Wars to the refugee crisis in Greece and th... e increased tensions between Russia and Western Europe. Coen is always there where politics influences daily life. Always with a pen, sometimes with a camera.
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