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Geert Wilders, who leads the far-right party PVV, speaks to the press two days after his party won the largest election in November. Photo: Peter Dejong / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 15.05.2024 17:10:02

Policy: The party leaders must now return to their respective parties to get the green light. Wilders states that the agreement can then be finalized later on Wednesday.

The Freedom Party (PVV) is a party on the far right wing, which won the largest election in November last year.

The party secured 37 of the National Assembly’s 150 seats, but far from enough to gain a parliamentary majority. The other three parties in the agreement are BBB, NSC and outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party VVD.

During the negotiations, the other three parties have demanded that Wilders not become prime minister.

The last time a government was to be formed in the Netherlands, negotiations took 271 days before Mark Rutte could finally become prime minister. He continues to lead a business ministry until a new government is agreed upon.

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