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1 thecommodore  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 12:56:26pm

Thank God!

2 Daniel Ballard  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 1:14:53pm

Good to see some voter sensibility.

3 mr.JA  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 1:15:21pm

He has fallen to 15 after counting all the votes, and he is definitely out of power now. He single-handedly blew up the last coalition he supported (he wasn't in and didn't provide any ministers, he just supported it) by walking away from the talks when they were in their final stage, he wasn't prepared to take responsibility for unpopular measures.

The parties he was in the coalition with, completely dumped the guy after this happened, publicly scolded him, and accused him of unpredictable and irresponsible behaviour. That wasn't a good start, then two or three people left his party because they weren't happy how Wilders ruled all of it, and there was lots of in-fighting and everything. Wilders does not allow anyone else to speak to the press, he is really a one-man ruler.

All of this, has mainly caused that the voters for his party have moved to the right-wing liberals (economically conservative, socially liberal), or stayed at home and didn't vote. Unfortunately, I don't think that the anti-islam sentiment in the country has disappeared, it is just that he couldn't really ruffle the voters to vote for him - as I said before, according to polls most of them stayed home.
Before the election there were polls indicating that a left-wing euro-critic party would gain a lot of seats, but they gained nothing and stayed at 15, most of their votes went to the labour party.

The good thing about the election is that it made two middle parties (the right-wing liberals from above and the labour party [center-left]) a majority-block that will have to work together, which will probably mean an end to crazy coalitions with extreme parties and dodgy constructions. I didn't vote for any of these guys, but this is really good news for the country.

4 What, me worry?  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 2:16:50pm

re: #3 mr.JA

I'm glad to hear it, but it doesn't really surprise me.

I know nothing about Dutch politics, but at least in this country, the anti-Islam rhetoric doesn't work to win votes and I suspect in a country like the Netherlands (and similar) where they tend to be more liberal, it just turns people off.

It doesn't match our values, mainly liberty for all people. We can talk about terrorism in other countries, but other than a few obnoxious Americans, most of us ain't buyin.

I could be way off, but I think the numbers agree with me. Also, people are far more concerned with jobs and economy these days.

5 CriticalDragon1177  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 2:46:31pm

Charles Johnson,

This is excellent news!

6 Destro  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 6:28:54pm

re: #1 thecommodore

This guy and his party were never that popular - they had a brief spike and that was it. More press was given to them overseas than at home.


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