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Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders is riding high ahead of this month's European Parliament elections, hoping to destroy from within what he calls the 'monster of Brussels'.

Despite an unprecedented backlash after he called for "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands, his Party for Freedom (PVV) looks set to make gains in the May 22 vote, including extra clout and cash by joining a pan-European populist alliance.

The platinum-haired Wilders in November announced "the start of the liberation of Europe" from the European Union after forming a partnership with French far-right party National Front (FN).


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