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Firebrand ethno-nationalist lawmaker Geert Wilders prepares to cast his vote in the Dutch general election Wednesday in The Hague, Netherlands. Exit polls suggested a poor showing for his party. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Geert Wilders, 'Dutch Donald Trump,' Takes Second Place In Closely Watched Election

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (right) and Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders meet Thursday at the House of Representatives to discuss the formation of the cabinet in The Hague. Many Dutch parties have said they won't work with Wilders' Party of Freedom. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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In Dutch Vote, First Of 3 Key European Elections, Populism Takes Second Place

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Firebrand ethno-nationalist lawmaker Geert Wilders prepares to cast his vote in the Dutch general election Wednesday in The Hague, Netherlands. Exit Polls suggested a poor showing for his party. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Early Results Show Dutch Reject Nationalist Candidate Geert Wilders

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Voters leave the Kerkhovense Molen, a windmill turned polling station in Oisterwijk, south central Netherlands, Wednesday. Local media are reporting high turnout in the country's national elections. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Right-wing Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders gestures as he talks to Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a national televised debate on Monday. Wilders' Freedom Party had been leading in the polls until recently. Yves Herman/AP hide caption

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Geert Wilders, chairman of the Freedom Party of the Netherlands is pictured at a press conference last month in Germany. This week, he tweeted a faked photo of a political rival with terrorists. Roberto Pfeil/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders talks to reporters at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. The Dutch press has dubbed Wilders "the Dutch Donald Trump" because of his rhetoric against immigrants. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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For 'Dutch Donald Trump,' A Surge In Popularity Before March Elections

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The village of Volendam, north of Amsterdam, enjoys almost full employment. It overwhelmingly supports the far-right, anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Freedom Party. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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A Prosperous Dutch Village Hopes For A Right-Wing 'Bit Of Revolution'

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Dutch parliament member Geert Wilders speaks last month in court in Schiphol, Netherlands, during the last day of his hate speech trial. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders, centre, and his lawyer, Bram Moszkowicz, left, awaits the start of his trial inside the courtroom in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. MARCEL ANTONISSE/POOL ANP hide caption

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