Dutch PM Rutte says nationalist Wilders could win election


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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

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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)

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