The populist Forum for Democracy last week stunned the Dutch political establishment.
By winning the most votes in provincial elections, the upstart party — founded in 2016 — will have the most seats in the upper house of parliament, ahead of Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s liberal VVD. It also makes Forum for Democracy (FvD) leader Thierry Baudet more powerful, if less high-profile, than the long-standing face (and hair) of Dutch populism, Geert Wilders.
A proponent of Dutch-first cultural, social and economic policies, Baudet has called for less immigration, improved relations with Russia, and for the Netherlands to leave the EU — although …read more
Source: European Voice