Coalition Deal Imminent Wilders Signals Support for Minority Dutch Government

Islamophobe Geert Wilders is to provide his tacit support for a new government coalition in the Netherlands, according to media reports. The center-right Liberal Party is soon to announce a minority coalition with the conservative Christian Democrats. Wilders will not, however be part of the cabinet.
Dutch political leaders Geert Wilders (third from left) of the Freedom Party (PVV), Mark Rutte (center) of the Liberal Party (VVD) Maxime Verhagen (second from right) of the conservative Christian Democrats (CDA) are nearly finished with negotiations.

Dutch political leaders Geert Wilders (third from left) of the Freedom Party (PVV), Mark Rutte (center) of the Liberal Party (VVD) Maxime Verhagen (second from right) of the conservative Christian Democrats (CDA) are nearly finished with negotiations.

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dsl -- with wire reports