Dutch elections: Populism on the rise in bellwether vote?

Amsterdam (CNN)Voters within the Holland head to the polls weekday in AN election wide seen as AN indicator of proponent sentiment across Europe.

With the primary spherical of the French presidential election simply over a month away and FRG headed to the box later this year, the Dutch battle is being closely watched for clues to wider political trends.
Conservative Prime Minister Mark Rutte is facing a decent battle with right rival Geert Wilders, whose anti-immigrant, anti-Islam tirades have landed him in court — however additionally won him widespread support in a very country that’s more and more polarized by self-discipline and immigration problems.
Rutte’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, the VVD, leads the newest Peilingwijzer poll of polls by Leiden University, however Wilders’ terrorist organization, the PVV, is hot on its heels.

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