As parliamentary seats are allocated in exact proportion to a party's vote share and no major party wants to be in a coalition with Mr Wilders, he has little chance of entering government however well he performs, our correspondent says.
"We see right-wing extremist parties in the Netherlands, in France, in Italy all arguing they want to have a referendum on European Union membership", Professor Marcel Fratzscher, head of the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin, told Bloomberg Television.
With upcoming elections in both France and Germany, many are wondering if Dutch voters will - in the words of Rutte in Monday's debate - "stop the domino effect" represented by the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and Donald Trump's victory in the U.S.
A woman presents an election ballot for Dutch general election on March 15 in Rotterdam.
The outgoing prime minister repeated his pledge that he and his Liberal VVD party would not work with Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) "but he still would be able to form a new government" in coalition talks.
Even if his party garnered the most votes, he faced an arduous route to the top job given that the right-wing Rutte, and numerous other parties, had ruled out entering into a coalition with him.
Mr Wilders has led a fiery campaign, pledging to shut down the country's borders, ban the Koran and close mosques.
According to Dutch newspaper Telegraaf, the municipal authorities were made aware of the incident and went to the centre to make sure the flags and other items including leaflets for Diyanet, the Turkish government agency in charge of religion, were removed from the polling area.
The crisis nevertheless gave Rutte an opportunity to refuse to bow to foreign pressure, a stance with widespread backing in the nation. Polls opened at 6:30 am local time and already Wilders, Prime Minister Rutte, and several other politicians have cast their vote.
Rutte has driven through unpopular austerity measures over the last four years, but the Dutch economic recovery has gathered pace and unemployment has fallen fast.
Wilders supporter Robert Housmans says, "The ideas that Mr".
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ET Canada can confirm that 29-year-old Mohammed Jaffar has been arrested on charges of burglary and stalking. Judge David Frey signed off on an order of protection against Jaffar, barring any contact with the pop star.
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The state Department of Labor reports the state unemployment rate in January was 3.3%, the same as the rate in December. Employment in other service, including repair-maintenance services and membership organizations, rose by 1,900.
The games were set to open on July 18, 2022, coinciding with the birthday of the late South African President, Nelson Mandela. Sascoc president Gideon Sam confirmed the news, saying the news was a disappointment to the country and the entire continent.
As Trump has done with other world leaders in recent weeks, he will host Merkel for a bilateral meeting and joint news conference. Talks will include Germany and France's efforts to address Russia's incursion in Ukraine and what role the U.S. can play.
On the New York Mercantile Exchange Monday, April West Texas intermediate crude oil fell another 9 cents to $48.40 per barrel. Gas prices dropped a couple of cents in the past week, but are expected to drop more in the coming weeks.
On Sunday, the Division I men's basketball committee selected Northwestern as one of 68 teams taking part in March Madness . The Wildcats were rated No. 57 in the RPI with a No. 39 strength of schedule playing in the Big 12.
As such, Bharara prosecuted more than 12 state lawmakers from both the Republican and Democratic parties, according to the AP. Attorney Mark Green for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee could not be reached for comment.
The 737 MAX 8 is the first in the family to be developed and meets customer demand in the heart of the single-aisle market. Certification of the MAX 8 comes two days after the next re-engined 737 variant, the MAX 9, rolled out.
Highs will be in the 60s through Thursday , but a cool down is expected to arrive late Thursday night through the weekend. For travelers, the early-morning transition into snow will make for a slow and messy Friday morning commute.