Wilders to field candidates in Dutch municipal elections

Wilders to field candidates in Dutch municipal elections

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Geert Wilders, the Netherlands’ anti-Islam firebrand, says his Party for Freedom wants to field candidates in dozens of municipalities across the country in local elections next year.

Wilders’ party, with its radical anti-immigration platform, finished second in national elections last month, winning 20 of the 150 seats in Parliament’s lower house.

Wilders’ party, known by its Dutch acronym PVV, is currently represented in only two municipal councils. On Wednesday he appealed for supporters to become candidates at local elections.

Wilders says “the advance of the PVV continues. We are now the Netherlands’ second party and locally there is also a great demand for a strong PVV.”

Despite its success at the national elections, mainstream parties shut the PVV out of talks to form the next ruling coalition.

The Associated Press

Just Posted

TDCSS to end on-campus daycare service

NWCC committed to finding licenced provider to fill space

Terrace teen honoured at Commonwealth writing competition

Ariadna Sullivan among 12,000 entrants vying for top awards

VIDEO: Researchers rely on drones to survey aftermath of B.C. wildfires

UBC researchers are using aerial drones to study the historic 2017 wildfires in the province

Rent continues to rise in Prince Rupert, drops in Terrace

A report from Canadian Mortage and Housing Corporation shows the average rent has risen by $132

Cops targeting risky behaviour, auto crime

Holiday campagaigns aim to keep roads safe, valuables protected

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

B.C. wildfire evacuee admits to setting hotel room fire

A Williams Lake wildfire evacuee admitted to setting Kamloops hotel room on fire

UPDATE: Grizzly bear trophy hunting over in B.C.

Now only Indigenous people can hunt bears for meat

Star Blue Jays announced for Vancouver ‘Winter Tour’ event in January

Toronto’s pro baseball team heads west for two-day event

UPDATE: ‘Multiple fatalities’ as Amtrak derails in Washington State

13 cars jumped the tracks as train made its first voyage between Seattle and Portland

Mental effects of wildfire still linger in Fort McMurray

‘Resilient, but tired:’ Mental effects of wildfire lingering in Fort McMurray

Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

AP Exclusive: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

Calgary Flames thump Vancouver Canucks 6-1

Mark Giordano, Sam Bennett lead the way as Flames thump Canucks 6-1

Homicide detectives now probing billionaire couple’s death

Police release cause of death of Barry and Honey Sherman as “ligature neck compression”

Most Read