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.
The centre-right VVD party, led by current prime minister Mark Rutte, is expected to be the largest party in the forthcoming government.
Coalition talks between four centrist parties are expected to begin in the coming days.
Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from The Hague.