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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2017, 02:41:28 PM »
With less than a month to go, things are heating up between Wilders and the media. Last week, Wilders and Rutte together boycotted the RTL debate taking place next week among potential Prime Minister candidates because RTL wanted to invite more than the traditional four candidates. Now, Wilders has boycotted the RTL-organised Carré debate next month as well, because RTL Nieuws published an interview with his brother about his political campaign.

That leaves but two debates involving the leader of the most popular party in the Netherlands, on the two days immediately preceding the election -- one with Rutte on 13 March, and another with Lodewijk Asscher, the new Labour Party leader, on 14 March.

One has to wonder if antagonising the mainstream media is going to be as successful a strategy for Wilders as it was for Trump.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2017, 04:57:46 PM »
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2017, 06:00:48 AM »
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/23/anti-mass-migration-firebrand-wilders-suspends-election-campaigning-migrant-origin-police-officer-arrested-security-leaks/

One of Wilders's security guards (on whom he relies for 24/7 protection from numerous Islamist groups that want to murder him) has allegedly leaked information about his security arrangements. He is suspending his campaign pending an investigation, less than three weeks before the election.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2017, 10:11:19 AM »
http://tpo.nl/column/vrijlating-wilders-beveiliger-faris-kattat-krenkt-rechtvaardigheidsgevoel-is-probleem/

An interesting column on the release of the suspected leaker. It uses a lot of peculiar words and unusual grammatical constructions, so that I had a hard time reading it and Google Translate is almost entirely useless, so I'm not even going to bother with a Google Translate link this time. If you can't read Dutch, too bad.

A couple of salient points:

  • The suspect has been allowed out of jail while awaiting his trial. This means he can confer with the criminals he leaked information to, and possibly even flee the country.
  • He already had a history of leaking data, so why was he placed in charge of the safety of the most wanted man in the Netherlands?
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2017, 06:35:14 AM »
http://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nederland/politiek/twee-beveiligers-geert-wilders-in-2015-geschorst

Two more of Wilders's publicly-appointed guards have had criminal backgrounds revealed, having been suspended from duty in 2015 for embezzlement of funds. This is turning into a downright scandal for the incumbent administration, and a terrifying realisation for Wilders, who depends on these guards for his life.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2017, 02:53:02 AM »


Wilders gives an interview with Ezra Levant from The Rebel Media, one of the few English speakers who can pronounce his name correctly.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2017, 04:25:08 AM »
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-netherlands-election-wilders-idUSKBN16854M

Wilders is campaigning again. Less than two weeks to go until the election. Now all he has to do is not get assassinated.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #48 on: March 04, 2017, 01:37:36 AM »
http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/774503/Nexit-more-than-half-Dutch-voters-follow-Brexit-leave-EU-Wilders-poll

New poll shows 56% of Dutch voters want to leave the EU. If they go ahead and vote on it, France is reasonably likely to follow later in the year. It's probably best that Europe says its farewells to Brussels now.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2017, 12:46:12 PM »
http://www.geenstijl.nl/mt/archieven/2017/03/geert_wilders_glorieus_winnaar.html

The commercial breaks in that debate Wilders boycotted were full of PVV party advertisements talking shit about the participants in the debate. Geert is such a Trump.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2017, 03:27:56 PM »
One week until the big day.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2017, 06:41:41 AM »
https://www.noties.nl/v/get.php?a=peil.nl&s=weekpoll&f=2017-03-07.pdf

VVD has taken a last-minute lead in the latest poll.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2017, 09:29:52 PM »
http://gatesofvienna.net/2017/03/the-dutch-elections/

More English-language coverage, this one very scathing about the accuracy (or asserted lack thereof) of the polls.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2017, 10:17:08 PM »
Google is often a better indicator of elections than polls.
https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?geo=NL&q=%2Fm%2F0d2rq,%2Fm%2F0d2s4,%2Fm%2F05c1b5,%2Fm%2F0h9d1

It suggests there is the most interest in the VVD right now and Wilders will be beaten into a close second by incumbent Mark Rutte. Google got the last Dutch election right to within a percentage point or two, and the graphs have started to move again showing what people are googling for. Conformation bias suggests people are more interested in their favourite party and google to find out more about that ... will be a fascinating election whatever happens.

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« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2017, 10:40:41 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39242707

The Dutch government has had a little falling out with Turkey. PVV had been pressuring for this call to be made for a while, and I assume Rutte did it to avoid losing face just before an election.

It's produced a rather brash reaction from Turks living in the Netherlands:

https://twitter.com/geertwilderspvv/status/840659438281342976
https://twitter.com/ANanninga/status/840671660290248704

Hard to say what impact this will have on the election, if any. It does seem to validate Wilders's position, but at the same time, Rutte's decision may endear him to would-be PVV voters.
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« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2017, 02:56:10 PM »
Tomorrow is election day. Shit's about to get real.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2017, 08:28:30 PM »
And Wilders has just overtaken Rutte in google searches in the Nerthlands. With 50% of the dutch unsure who to vote for, this is going to the wire as people scramble to find out more about the parties manifestos. Squeeeeeeee!
https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?geo=NL&q=%2Fm%2F05c1b5,%2Fm%2F0d2rq

Come on Wilders!

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« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2017, 02:30:38 PM »
Polls will be closing soon. I have a celebratory beer waiting in the fridge for when Wilders claims victory.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #58 on: March 15, 2017, 09:18:05 PM »

Good luck with that.
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Re: 2017 Dutch general election
« Reply #59 on: March 16, 2017, 12:04:27 AM »
I was going to lose hope in all polls if this went the other way.

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