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Gerard Rinse Oosterwijk

Gerard Rinse Oosterwijk is a Policy Analyst at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies. Before joining FEPS, Gerard served as a political secretary and director of the Vooruit movement in the Brussels Parliament, as well as a senior policy advisor in the European Parliament.
Gerard Rinse Oosterwijk

Shock Wilders win leaves Dutch progressives in despair

In the run-up to the 22 November election for the Dutch Parliament, the Tweede Kamer, pollsters predicted a tight result. Several parties were competing to become the biggest and potentially deliver the new prime minister after 13 years of Mark Rutte’s hegemony. Very few predicted the landslide win by the