Fair enough, perhaps the coverage exaggerated his lead at
times. But, there was definitely a looming sense that change was afoot.
And now I'm trying to assess how much change actually occurred. From way back here it's difficult to know what shift, if any, we witnessed in the Netherlands. Some points of interest I noted include:
- -- the Labour Party's representation was absolutely decimated
- -- though Wilders Party for Freedom (PVV) didn't win a majority, they did come in second for the first time, continuing their gradual rise in representation
- -- as you've written on, Mark Rutte was forced to come out stronger on certain issues, such as immigration
- So at the end of the day how should we reflect on the elections and the lasting effects of Wilders campaign?