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Netherlands: coalition deal with Wilders hinges on CDA conference vote
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The formation of a Dutch coalition government hinges on a Christian Democrat congress on Saturday after party legislators failed to resolve divisions over relying on support from the anti-Islam Freedom Party.

Anti-Islam war cry helps Europe far-right fly high
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In liberal Netherlands, where the anti-Islam Freedom Party came in third in June elections, leaderGeert Wilders hopes to secure a place in a minority government though he stands trial next month. “Human rights are perceived as a security question, not that people need EU protection, but EU people need to be protected from them.”

Ruud Lubbers opposes coalition deal with Wilders
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Three-time Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, who brokered talks on forming a government between his Christian Democrats, the Liberal Party, and the anti-Islam Freedom Party, said he now opposed the plan, citing concerns about freedom of religion.