Dutch Anti-Islam politician admits lack of support to become PM

Geert Wilders, the far-right Dutch politician, acknowledged on Wednesday his insufficient support to assume the role of the Netherlands’ prime minister. In a statement on X, he explained, “I can only become premier if ALL parties in the coalition support that. That wasn’t the case,” highlighting the collapse of attempts to establish a new government under his leadership.

Despite the setback, Wilders remains optimistic about his political future, promising his followers that he will achieve the premiership eventually, supported by a broader base of Dutch citizens. “The voice of millions of Dutch people will be heard!” he assured.

The Dutch parliamentary election on November 22 saw over 10.4 million voters, with Wilders’ Party for Freedom (PVV), known for its Islamophobic stance, securing 37 seats out of 150, making it the largest party. It was followed by the GroenLinks-PvdA coalition, with 25 seats. Post-election, PVV, along with Mark Rutte’s VVD, the Farmer-Citizen Movement (BBB), and the New Social Contract (NSC) party, engaged in unsuccessful negotiations to form the new government.–Web Desk