Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders took to Twitter Wednesday to thank supporters as his party appeared to have picked up seats in parliament, and warned he was around to stay.
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A savvy master of manipulating the media, and with eyes on the Dutch election, Wilders has delighted in tweeting his thoughts direct to supporters.
MHP leader Devlet Bahceli urges Turkish voters in the Netherlands to head for polls in Wednesday general elections there
Wilders was surrounded by police and security guards during a walkabout when launched his election campaign on Saturday, promising to crack down on "Moroccan scum"
Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) have been riding high for months, with opinion polls predicting he could emerge as the largest party but without enough MPs to form a majority in the 150-seat parliament.
Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders has triggered outrage on Monday with a Twitter message showing a Photoshopped image of another party leader surrounded by Muslims
The populist Wilders, who is leading in polls ahead of next year's parliamentary elections, was convicted on December 9 of discrimination, but acquitted of hate speech over comments he made about Moroccans living in the Netherlands.
Dutch anti-Islam political leader Geert Wilders has been convicted of insulting a group and inciting discrimination
His lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops read out a statement by Wilders explaining why the firebrand politician has chosen not to appear in court.
Geert Wilders has said also said he would do all he could to hold a referendum on the Netherlands leaving the EU
The American anti-Islam campaigner David Horowitz donated $20,000 to the Dutch far right party PVV, run by Geert Wilders, in 2014. Horowitz is also the figure behind a website that was referred to numerous times in Anders Breivik's manifesto, the man responsible for killing numerous people in Norway in 2011.
In the nearly three minute long new video aired on Youtube and Dutch national television, far-right Dutch politician Wilders shows cartoons of the prophet
On Turkish court's request, access to videos said to insult Prophet Muhammad has been blocked by YouTube
During the holy month Ramadan, Dutch MP Wilders uploads controversial cartoons on YouTube after his party showed them on public television
Dutch politician Wilders to show Prophet Muhammad cartoon on Dutch TV
The Turkish and Muslim communities in the Netherlands have called Wilders' demand for anti-Islam exhibit a 'provocation.'
The Dutch government has agreed to introduce a partial ban on wearing the full face veil known as the niqab in public schools, hospitals, public transport and government offices. There are approximately between 200-500 women who wear the niqab in the country.
A less than expected number of people have attended a PEGIDA rally.
Dutch PM faces parliamentary grilling over scandal as resignations come barely week before provincial elections and far-right leader Wilders seen as main beneficiary
If elections were held now, Wilders's party would be the single largest in the Netherlands, with 31 seats in the 150-member parliament, more than twice as many as it won in the last elections