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Dutch elections big winner proves to be GreenLeft

Dutch elections big winner proves to be GreenLeft
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Party projection to quadruple its MPs from 4 to 16 after storming project by young leader Jesse Klaver

The huge winner of Wednesdays election and now the biggest celebration of the Dutch left for the very first time was GreenLeft, headed by 30-year-old Jesse Klaver, hailed by his passionate fans as the Jessiah .

According to an usually trustworthy Ipsos exit survey, the celebration formed 25 years earlier by a merger of communists, pacifists, evangelicals and self-styled radicals quadrupled its MPs from 4 to 16 after a storming project by Klaver.

This is a wonderful outcome for us, a historical triumph, stated the celebration chairwoman, Marjolein Meijer.

The outcome revealed there was extremely fertile ground in the Netherlands for modification and a confident and favorable story, she stated. For us this is simply the start.

The celebration commemorated its historical advance with a tweet revealing a gif of Kermit the Frog dancing for delight.

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March 15, 2017

Sometimes compared with Canadas vibrant prime minister, Justin Trudeau , Klaver who has a Moroccan daddy and a mom of Indonesian descent stated on ballot day that the lefts response to the far rights increase in Europe was to defend its suitables.

What I would state to all my leftwing good friends in Europe: do not aim to phony the population, he stated.

Stand for your concepts. Be directly. Be pro-refugee. Be pro-European. Were getting momentum in the surveys. And I believe thats the message we need to send out to Europe . You can stop populism.

The Netherlands youngest ever celebration leader, Klaver developed a strong following on social networks through little Meetup occasions after taking control of GreenLefts management in May 2015.

His rallies were amongst the projects biggest, consisting of an Amsterdam conference that drew more than 5,000 individuals plus 5,000 more list below live on Facebook.

His TELEVISION disputes were likewise commonly considered victories. In one dispute enjoyed by 1.6 million audiences, Klaver informed his reactionary, anti-Islam competing Geert Wilders that it was rightwing populism, not Muslim migration, that was weakening Dutch culture and customs.

The worths the Netherlands means for numerous, lots of years, centuries really its flexibility, its tolerance, its compassion [the populists] are ruining it, he stated throughout one project interview.

Its horrible when individuals are born in the Netherlands have the sensation they are not part of this society and it is not something to be happy with, however something to be embarrassed of. And I wish to alter that.

GreenLeft was not the only non-mainstream celebration to flourish in an election that included a record 28 celebrations.

Also prospering were: the Party for the Animals, which is anticipated to have 5 MPs in the 150-seat parliament; Denk, intended primarily at the Moroccan and turkish neighborhood, which is in line for 3 seats; and the Eurosceptic Forum for Democracy, with 2.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/15/dutch-elections-greenleft-jesse-klaver

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