Prime minister Mark Rutte has made it clear that the right-wing Liberal VVD will not govern with the anti-Islam PVV after the general election. 'The chance is not 0.1%, but zero,' Rutte told tv current affairs show Buitenhof on Sunday.

All the other main parties had already categorically ruled out an alliance with the PVV, as had several senior VVD members. Opinion polls indicate the PVV may emerge as the biggest party after the March general election and would therefore take the lead in putting together a new coalition.

Geert Wilders immediately went on the offensive against 'the arrogance of power' on Sunday. He called on his voters to show what they feel 'of this policy of exclusion and castigation' on March 15.

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