One of Europe’s most prominent critics of mass migration has secured an upset victory in the Netherlands’ elections.
Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom was projected to win 37 seats in the Dutch House of Representatives as of Thursday night, according to The Associated Press.
The electoral victory will double the seats previously held by the nationalist party.
The tally is enough to grant the party the most individual seats in the Dutch legislature, although it doesn’t hold an outright majority.
The victory is the first of its kind for the party.
The Party for Freedom gained traction in Dutch opinion polls in the closing weeks of the election season.
🇳🇱 Are the Dutch finally waking up?
We have general elections coming up next week and @geertwilderspvv’s Party For Freedom (PVV) is unexpectedly leading in the polls.
The PVV is a nationalist, anti-immigration, populist party that has been demonized for over a decade.
— Eva Vlaardingerbroek (@EvaVlaar) November 18, 2023
Muhammad was a rapist.
So islam accommodates rapists.
Erdogan is an islamist.
So Turkey will accommodate rapists.
Do you want that to happen in your country as well? Vote for socialists or liberals or social/christian-democrats.
All betrayers of freedom.
I will STOP islam. https://t.co/s7VRNWJquX
— Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) January 25, 2020
“We are sick of it. Sick to our stomachs,” he said.
“The Dutch will be No. 1 again,” Wilders said.
“We don’t do that for ourselves, we do that for all Dutch people who voted for us.”
Wilders’ party obtained the most votes within the 18-to-35-year-old demographic, according to the Financial Times.
The Party for Freedom will have to secure support from other parties in order to form a coalition government.
If it does, Wilders likely will be elected as the Netherlands’ prime minister.
He has instructed his deputies to begin negotiations with other potential coalition parties on forming a government, according to Reuters.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.