PVV will largely ignore next year’s local elections to ‘consolidate’

Geert Wilders’ anti-immigration PVV will only compete in next year’s local elections in The Hague and Almere.

Almere and The Hague were the only cities where the PVV contested the last local elections in March 2010.

The party took 21% of the vote in Almere and became the biggest party on the city council. In The Hague the party was the second biggest, with 17% of the vote. However, a string of local councillors have left the party since being elected, mainly due to differences with the party’s style of operation.

Wilders said that ‘after a couple of years of strong growth, the organisation wants to consolidate’. Instead he is planning to focus on the European elections in 2014 and the provincial vote in 2015.

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