“Our choice” in the Netherlands elections: @Piratenpartij – #Europe agenda:

Welcome to our short summary in english of the PPNL 2017 election program.

Second post on our series on the Dutch general elections.

On Wednesday 15 March, Dutch voters will head to the polls to elect a new parliament and prime minister. And for once, the rest of Europe is very interested, as the question looms whether the leader of the far-right populist Party for Freedom (PVV) Geert Wilders may become head of government after these elections.

In good company in the European Parliament.

Dutch voters and politicians must combine to ensure that Geert Wilders cannot enjoy a position of power without responsibilityThe Dutch go to the polls on Wednesday, in a highly charged election watched across the west as a bellwether of how populist forces may yet fare in Europe in 2017. What comes out of Dutch ballot boxes will likely impact the political landscape in France, Germany and perhaps also Italy, where more tests lie ahead for liberal democracy and the European Union at large. After Brexit and Trump, the Dutch vote is seen as another potential make-or-break moment for the liberal order: a win for the far-right, anti-Muslim, xenophobic and anti-EU Party for Freedom of Geert Wilders would likely embolden like-minded movements elsewhere.

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