“Good news for Europe”
The radicals lost the election in the Netherlands.
People’s party for freedom and democracy under the leadership of incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte won the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands. Second place was taken by the far-right freedom Party of Geert Wilders.
Thus, the results of the vote not become a new round of global trend — a sharp increase in Europe in the positions of nationalists and right-wing populationpolicy after “Breccia” said “Stop!” unacceptable populism. Now we need to form a stable government and lead the country forward.Mark Rutaremara Minister of the Netherlands
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault congratulated Mark Rutte with his win.
In the Netherlands completed the counting of votes in 362 of 388 municipalities in the aftermath of 15 March parliamentary elections. According to preliminary data released today, won the people’s party for freedom and democracy (NPSD), which can count to 31 out of 150 seats in the main legislative body of the country. Second went to the freedom Party (FP) led by Geert Wilders. It will get 20 seats. The third position is shared “Christian democratic appeal” (CDA) and the “Democrats 66” (D-66). Each of these political forces will be 19 representatives in the Parliament. Unexpectedly poorly acted social democratic labor Party, were part of the ruling coalition. She lost just 29 of the 38 seats.
Turnout in the vote was 81% for Europe, which is very high, Reuters reports
The official results will be announced by the Election Council on March 21 after re-counting all the votes. This year, the counting is done manually, without the use of special software, reports news Agency ANP the Netherlands. “To create a reliable picture of the relative alignment takes more time. This, in turn, slows down the publication of the results”, says ANP.
“Looks like our party has become the most representative in the country for the third time in a row, commented on the victory NPSD its leader, the head of the current government of mark Rutte.— This means that the Dutch after the “Breccia” said “Stop!” unacceptable populism. Today we celebrate, but tomorrow we will continue to work for the benefit of the Netherlands. We want to keep our course is safe, stable, aimed at prosperity.”
The leader of the far-right freedom Party Geert Wilders thanked his supporters and vowed not to give up. “Vote for the SS thanks! We won seats, the first victory won. While rutte was rid of me,” wrote the politician in his microblog on Twitter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Mark Rutte victory during a Wednesday telephone conversation. She expressed hope for “fruitful cooperation” between Germany and Netherlands “as friends, neighbors and the Europeans”, said on Twitter the official representative of the government of Germany Steffen Seibert. “Good news for Europe and the Netherlands” called the defeat of Geert Wilders, a candidate for Chancellor of Germany from the SPD, Martin Schulz.
Mark Rutte also congratulated the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault. Last noticed that in the Netherlands “failed to stop the rise of right-wing”.
The next important step after the elections will be the formation of the ruling coalition — there can be serious difficulties, because for the first time in 40 years she will consist not of two or three parties, and immediately of four. According to TASS, the most likely Union NPSD with CDA and D-66, which adjoin one or two of the party. Most of the current parliamentarians have previously said that in any form will not be blocked with the far right.