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Simon Otjes

Simon Otjes is a political scientist at Groningen University. Since September 2016 he works for the election campaign of the Dutch party GroenLinks (GreenLeft).

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22.03.2017
Dutch Elections: A Victory Over the Nexiters?

The Netherlands' general elections on March 15th were regarded as a cause for celebration by some, but a predictable outcome by others, while assessments of the results' significance varied drastically between domestic and international commentators. Did Wilders suffer a surprising defeat, and were the anti-European forces roundly rejected as claimed? Simon Otjes analyses the results, how the Left fared, the success of the Dutch Greens, and what form of coalition may emerge.

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14.03.2017
Radykalizacja w izolacji – sukces holenderskiej Partii Wolności

Simon Otjes is a political scientist at Groningen University. Since September 2016 he works for the election campaign of the Dutch party GroenLinks (GreenLeft).

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24.02.2017
Radicalisation in Isolation: The Success of the Dutch Freedom Party

Is the Freedom Party a prime example of the rise of far-right populism around Europe? Or are things more complicated?

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