Geert Wilders is to take a seat on the Hague city council after winning 13,000 preference votes in last week’s local elections.
Earlier Wilders, who is a sitting MP, said he would not take up a seat if he won. His anti-Islam party PVV emerged as the second biggest party in the political capital, with 17% of the vote.
‘I am going to see if I can combine it. I will give it a go for a while,’ Wilders was reported as saying.
The news means two of the eight PVV councillors in the Hague’s new city council will combine their work with being members of parliament.