Geert Wilders' Freedom Party rises to 32 seats

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The Freedom Party of populist right-wing leader Geert Wilders has climbed again in the polls, this time to a record of 32 seats in the 150-seat parliament.

THE HAGUE - The Freedom Party is in first place and is now four seats ahead of the Christian Democrats, the largest of the three parties in the governing coalition.

Pollster Maurice de Hond attributes the rise in popularity to his departure from a parliamentary debate on Thursday.

He walked out of the debate in a huff, describing the debate on the economic crisis as "a sham".

His ratings began to soar in February, when the British government refused to allow him to enter the country.

Sixty percent of voters who describe themselves as right-wing say they will vote for Wilders' Freedom Party.

Radio Netherlands/ Expatica

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  • MBMordechai posted:

    on 30th March 2009, 13:13:15 - Reply

    Is this reaction due to the ideas, and philosophy of this very right wing party? If so, this country is on a road of turning back to the dark days prior to the 2nd War and as a anti-caring Country.