The politics of common sense, decency and rationality have been the biggest winners in the Netherlands’s general election as Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party polled 1.5 million votes and took 24 seats in the Dutch parliament.
The Freedom Party is now only seven seats behind the largest party, the conservative VVD, which took 31 seats. The far left Labour Party took 30 seats.
"The impossible has come true," Mr Wilders announced at his party headquarters after the final results were declared.
“More security, less crime, less immigration, less Islam — that is what the Netherlands has chosen.
"I say to all the newly elected Freedom Party MPs of our beautiful party, bring battering rams with you because, starting tomorrow, we're going to give them hell."
* The VVD will in all likelihood offer Mr Wilders a cabinet seat if they try to form a collation. It is unsure if the Freedom Party will accept such an offer.
The Freedom Party’s TV broadcast is below with English subtitles. Nationalists all over the world will be able to draw encouragement from their success, as it shows the spirit of European resistance is not dead.