Dutch elections: Rutte starts coalition talks after beating Wilders into second – as it happened

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Period15 Mar 2017

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  • TitleDutch elections: Rutte starts coalition talks after beating Wilders into second – as it happened
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Guardian
    Media typePrint
    CountryNetherlands
    Date15/03/17
    Descriptionn a campaign dominated by Wilders’ core themes of immigration and integration, the row has “allowed Rutte to show himself as a statesman – and to send a Turkish minister packing”, said André Krouwel, a political scientist at Amsterdam’s Free University

    “What better publicity could a politician want a few days before an election?” Klouwer said. “Rutte was able to show he could actually expel Turks, and to tell Wilders: ‘You’re just sitting there, tweeting’ … This has won Rutte the election.”
    Producer/AuthorThe Guardian
    URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/mar/15/dutch-election-voters-go-to-the-polls-in-the-netherlands-live?page=with:block-58c9c169e4b0a44f61c519c9
    PersonsAndré Krouwel