Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the VVD Liberal party attends a news conference during campaigning for the Dutch elections in Rotterdam, Netherlands, March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez(reuters_tickers)
ROTTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Monday there was a real possibility that nationalist, anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders could win the parliamentary election on Wednesday.
"There is a real risk that on March 16 we can wake up in this country and Geert Wilders is leading the biggest party and that will send a signal to the rest of the world," he told journalists in Rotterdam.
He called on Dutch voters to stop "the wrong populism" at the polls.
(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)