Dutch election: Voters go to the polls in key test for populists

Source: BBC

Voters are going to the polls in the Netherlands in the first of three crucial eurozone elections this year.

The race is dominated by Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right VVD party and that of Geert Wilders, running on an anti-immigration platform.

_95165118_61200c36-bd45-4e6d-b2aa-a41390e80b93Mr Rutte has said the election is an opportunity for voters to “beat the wrong sort of populism”.

Mr Wilders has pledged to take the Netherlands out of the EU, close all mosques and ban the Koran.

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