The Dutch yesterday elected a safe, stable and prosperous continuity and they rejected anti-immigration and anti-European Union(EU) in voting to keep Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government, while sending a cold shoulder to the right-wing scorn of Geert Wilders and his nationalist Freedom Party.
Moreover, Dutch voters in re-electing Rutte and his People's Party for Freedom and Democracy(VVD), affirmed that Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had influenced the election in a good way because the votes for Rutte underscored that the Dutch respected his stance against Erdogan using Holland as a political pitch for his referendum back in Ankara and his subsequent liking of the Dutch as "Nazi remnants".
That the Dutch were successful in beating back any surge from immigrant, EU and Muslim hater,Wilders and his nationalist platform of Islamophobia and xenophobia, augurs well for the prospects of the defeat of other right wing nationalists in France next month and in Germany in September.
The Dutch people rejected "the wrong kind of populism", the BBC-News quoted a victorious Rutte as saying; he added: "The Netherlands said "Whoa!'" to the wrong populist..."We want to stick to the course we have - safe and stable and prosperous."