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France congratulates Dutch for 'stemming' rise of far-right
March 15, 2017 / 11:00 PM / in 9 months

France congratulates Dutch for 'stemming' rise of far-right

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s foreign minister congratulated the Dutch people for seeing off the challenge of the far-right led by Geert Wilders after Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right party appeared to win the national election on Wednesday.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the VVD Liberal party appears before his supporters in The Hague, Netherlands, March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman

“Congratulations to the Dutch for stemming the rise of the far-right,” Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Twitter. “Desire to work for a stronger Europe.”

Reporting by John Irish, editing by G Crosse

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