Dutch anti-Islam politician Wilders named man of 2015

Controversial Dutch MP Geert Wilders (R), pictured on October 21, 2015, became the first politician to win the annual Dutch politician of the year award three times from the Een Vandaag (one Today) programme, on Netherlands 1Far-right politician Geert Wilders was Monday named by a television poll as Dutch politician of the year as his Freedom Party gains ground amid a polarising debate on Europe’s migrant crisis. Wilders won 25 percent of the 37,000 votes cast, and became the first politician to win the annual award three times from the Een Vandaag (one Today) programme, broadcast on the public broadcaster Netherlands 1. The news came as Dutch officials revealed the country will this year break all records for the number of migrants seeking asylum in The Netherlands.

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