Geert Wilders, a Conservative Champion, Successfully Forms New Government in the Netherlands | The Gateway Pundit

Dutch Conservative Leader Geert Wilders Forms Far-Right Government

After months of negotiations, Dutch conservative leader Geert Wilders has finally sealed a deal to form the most right-wing government in the Netherlands in decades. This historic development comes after Wilders’ major election victory on Nov. 22, in which his party secured a significant number of seats. The coalition talks have been ongoing for six long months, with Wilders’ victory posing a challenge to the liberal media that fears his influence on key policy areas such as immigration, finances, and climate alarmism.

A breakthrough was reportedly reached back in March when Wilders toned down his rhetoric, withdrew his name for the position of prime minister, and dropped opposition to support for Ukraine. This pivotal moment in the negotiations paved the way for the coalition agreement, which includes outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right VVD, the new centrist NSC party, and the upstart farmers’ protest party BBB. Together, they form a coalition with a strong majority of 88 seats in the 150-seat Lower House.

Wilders has been a prominent figure in Dutch politics for many years, influencing immigration policy and advocating for conservative values. His close ties with European populists like Hungary’s Viktor Orban have further solidified his position as a key player in the region. The incoming conservative government under Wilders’ leadership is expected to implement stricter asylum migration policies and focus on healthcare spending and lowering the retirement age. However, budget constraints may pose challenges to realizing these ambitious plans.

According to Reuters, Wilders announced a tentative agreement to form a right-wing coalition government after months of negotiations but has not yet named a prime minister. Bloomberg reported that discussions regarding the appointment of a prime minister will be resumed later, as the coalition parties seek to finalize the details of their agreement.

Wilders’ far-right Freedom Party emerged as the most significant political force in the election six months ago, but forming a coalition government proved to be a challenging task. In March, Wilders made the decision to renounce his own bid to become premier in order to break a deadlock in the talks and move the negotiations forward.

As the Netherlands prepares for the formation of its new government, the political landscape is set to shift towards a more conservative direction under Wilders’ leadership. The coalition agreement reflects a shift towards right-wing policies and a departure from the status quo, signaling a new era in Dutch politics. With Wilders at the helm, the country is poised to undergo significant changes in key areas of governance, marking a turning point in its political trajectory.