PVV leader Geert Wilders has denied that comments he made in the Telegraaf newspaper after his conviction for inciting discrimination against Moroccans meant that he planned to sack judges if he becomes prime minister.

Wilders told the paper that he planned a major clean up (schoon schip maken) if he leads the country after the March 15 general election.

'People want to control their own country again,' he said. 'I am going to fight for all these people, have a good clean up in the Netherlands after the election, as prime minister,' he told the paper.

However, in an interview with the Telegraaf on Tuesday, Wilders said he did not mean that he planned to sack judges.

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