0910 GMT February 21, 2020
You saw in the Netherlands, they didn’t win. Why? Because the prime minister gave answers to the citizens. We need to watch citizens, give them responses which are in their interest, euronews.com reported.
It’s one down, two to go with elections in France and Germany later this year, which will pit the far-right against establishment candidates. The German Chancellor greeted the news saying,
“The Netherlands are our partners, friends, neighbors. Therefore I was very happy that a high turnout led to a very pro-European result, a clear signal. I believe this was a good day for democracy.”
The Dutch result was just a small test for pro-European politics. A populist anti-EU win in either France or Germany will have far greater repercussions for the European Union, still rattled by the UK’s decision to leave.