Monday, 11 January 2016 - 08:05
Support grows for Wilders after Cologne sexual assaults
The large number of sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany over New Year's has the PVV and leader Geert Wilders' anti refugee statements' popularity at an all time high. The anti-Islam party currently has 41 seats according to Maurice de Hond's latest poll, an increase of 2 seats compared to the previous poll in mid-December. De Hond did not investigate the effect the Cologne sexual assaults had on the polls, but since the start of the refugee crisis the PVV increased by an average of one seat a week. A massive 43 percent of respondents indicated that the asylum problems will play an important role in their decision of who to vote for at the next election in March 2017. On Twitter Wilders responded: "Historic poll: PVV on 41 seats! The Dutch want their own country back!" VVD will not work with the PVV as long as Wilders refuses to take back his statements calling for fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands. Wilders responded on Twitter that the PVV will not work with the VVD as long as Rutte is the leader.
Zolang de VVD Rutte niet terugtrekt zal de PVV niet met de VVD regeren.— Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) January 10, 2016