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A guide to the Netherlands’ big election

March 13, 2017 7:27 PM
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The Dutch aren't used to people caring about their elections. The Hague was long known as a bastion of Western European liberal attitudes and consensus politics — not exactly the stuff that sells newspapers. But things have changed, and thanks to the rising fortunes of a far-right superstar, a bizarre spat with the government of Turkey and the increasingly perilous state of the European Union, people are watching this year's vote with bated breath.

The country's parliamentary vote takes place on Wednesday, and it may signal a big shift for the Netherlands, if not the continent. But what exactly should you expect? Here's the WorldViews guide.

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