Will Geert Wilders Become the New Dutch Prime Minister? The Upcoming General Elections in the Netherlands

Monday, March 13, 2017 | 12 – 1 pm | 201 Moses Hall

Jeroen Dewulf, Director of the Institute of European Studies; Director of the Dutch Studies Program

On March 15, 2017, the citizens of the Netherlands will elect a new parliament and a new government. In this lecture, we will analyze the different parties and party leaders participating in these elections and discuss the latest projections of the election results. Of particular interest to the rest of Europe are the chances of Geert Wilders, leader of the populist Freedom Party, becoming the country’s next Prime-Minister. The Institute of European Studies seeks to enrich America’s understanding of Europe — its people, developments and challenges — through the generation and dissemination of distinguished scholarship. As the University’s focal point for the study of Europe, IES brings disciplines together to create new cross-disciplinary understandings of European issues and issues related to Europe and its constituent nations.

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