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Dutch Government Falls Over Afghanistan Debate – Is Geert Wilders In As PM?

Posted By John L. Work On February 20, 2010 @ 2:13 pm In NewsReal Blog | No Comments

I’m up out of my chair again.  DutchNews.nl has a breaking story:  The Dutch government collapsed early Saturday morning, setting up new elections for March.

The Dutch government collapsed in the early hours of Saturday morning over Labour’s insistence that the Netherlands pull out of Afghanistan this year.

After two days of intensive talks and a bitter parliamentary debate, it had become increasingly clear the gulf between prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende and deputy prime minister Wouter Bos was too great to bridge…

…’I have to conclude that there is no fruitful path to allow this cabinet to continue,’ Balkenende said in a short statement…

…The prime minister will now offer his government’s resignation to the queen, who is skiing in Lech, Austria.

Diana West had it first here.

This event sets up the real possibility that the outspoken Parliamentarian  (photo above) Geert Wilders, who is under criminal indictment and in trial by his own government, could become the Prime Minister of The Netherlands and his PVV Freedom Party, which advocates stopping the flood of Muslim immigration and the Islamization of The Netherlands, could come to power.

Maybe it’s not over yet in Europe.


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