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4 Dutch parties say they've reached agreement on ministers in a new right-wing government

Jun. 11, 2024 07:46 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The four parties negotiating to form a coalition government in the Netherlands have reached agreement on a new team of Cabinet ministers, far-right leader Geert Wilders said Tuesday. It's another key step toward forming the first Dutch government led by a far-right...

Complex coalition talks loom in Belgium after Flemish nationalist parties win federal election

Jun. 10, 2024 04:32 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Flemish nationalist parties dominated general elections in Belgium on Sunday as Prime minister Alexander De Croo’s liberal party took a hit, with difficult coalition talks to form a new government now looming. Despite polls predicting that the far-right,...

Nationalist parties, far-left on the rise ahead of Sunday's federal elections in Belgium

Jun. 07, 2024 01:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The last time federal elections were held in Belgium in 2019, it took nearly 18 months before a new prime minister could be sworn in to lead a seven-party coalition government. The wait was even longer after the 2010 vote when the country needed 541 days to form a...

Dutch exit poll suggests neck and neck race between far right and center left in EU election

Jun. 06, 2024 17:07 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union parliamentary elections kicked off in the Netherlands on Thursday with an exit poll suggesting that Geert Wilders’ far-right party made big gains and was in a tight race with an alliance of social democrats and greens to emerge as the biggest party. ...

Dutch final exit poll suggests big gains for Wilders' far right and tight race with center left group for EU elections

Jun. 06, 2024 15:34 PM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch final exit poll suggests big gains for Wilders' far right and tight race with center left group for EU elections.

Former intel agency chief set to become the Netherlands' next prime minister in hard right coalition

May. 28, 2024 12:15 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former head of the Dutch intelligence agency and counterterrorism office emerged Tuesday as the surprise nominee to become the Netherlands' next prime minister, after he was given the backing of leaders cobbling together a four-party coalition headed by Geert...

Dutch coalition government dominated by an anti-Islam party struggles to find prime minister

May. 22, 2024 09:29 AM EDT

THE HAGUE (AP) — The parties that agreed to form a Dutch coalition dominated by the far right are struggling to find a prime minister and warned Wednesday that the search might leave the Netherlands without a fully functional government for months. Anti-Islam lawmaker Geert...

The Israel-Hamas war is testing whether campuses are sacrosanct places for speech and protest

May. 19, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Stephen Hawking on the Big Bang. Millions of students for civil rights and against the Vietnam War. They were provocative in their times, products of an ideal that holds universities as sacrosanct spaces for debate,...

The Netherlands veers sharply to the right with a new government dominated by party of Geert Wilders

May. 16, 2024 04:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE (AP) — Anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders and three other party leaders agreed on a coalition deal early Thursday that veers the Netherlands toward the hard right, capping a half year of tumultuous negotiations that still left it unclear who would become prime minister. ...

A Dutch anti-Islam party says it's brokered a provisional coalition deal for a hard-right government

May. 15, 2024 11:30 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders and three other Dutch party leaders said Wednesday they have brokered a provisional coalition deal in a move that brings closer a government driven by the hard right in yet another European Union nation. The party leaders said that...