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Dutch PM Rutte Says Nationalist Wilders Could Win Election


Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the VVD Liberal party speaks to the media as he campaigns for the 2017 Dutch election in Breda, Netherlands, March 11, 2017.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Monday there was a real possibility that nationalist, anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders could win the parliamentary election on Wednesday.

"There is a real risk that on March 16 we can wake up in this country and Geert Wilders is leading the biggest party and that will send a signal to the rest of the world," he told journalists in Rotterdam.

He called on Dutch voters to stop "the wrong populism" at the polls.

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