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In the recent Dutch elections, Geert Wilders' far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) won 37 seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives, making it the largest party1. The PVV's victory was unexpected and has sent shockwaves across Europe. The party's platform includes banning the Quran, closing Islamic schools, and halting the acceptance of asylum seekers1. The results give Wilders enough support to try to form a governing coalition, and centrist and center-right parties have left the door open for a possible partnership, giving Wilders a chance to become the Netherlands' first far-right prime minister1. The party of outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the conservative VVD, came in third place with 24 seats2. Wilders is expected to try to form a right-wing government with the VVD and the upstart party 'New Social Contract', which together would hold a 79-seat majority2. However, coalition talks could be difficult, as both parties have expressed serious doubts about working with Wilders due to his outspoken anti-Islam stance2.
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