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Dutch election: Wilders defeat celebrated by PM Rutte.

Dutch people rejected "the wrong kind of populism", Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, as he celebrated victory in Wednesday's election. "The Netherlands said 'Whoa!'" he declared after his center-right VVD party's lead positioned him for a third successive term as prime minister. With nearly all votes counted, his party easily beat the anti-immigration Freedom party of Geert Wilders. Fellow eurozone countries France and Germany also face elections this year.

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