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Rutte Blocks Future Cooperation With Wilders on Rally Chants

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said future cooperation with Geert Wilders’s Freedom Party at the national level is impossible as long Wilders stands behind comments at an election rally that involved anti-Moroccan chants.

“He did cross yet another limit,” Rutte told reporters after European leaders met in Brussels to discuss the Ukraine crisis. “It is clear that as long as these points are the party line, there will be no cooperation possible,” Rutte said. Rutte’s first government was backed by Wilders until it collapsed over a disagreement on austerity measures in April 2012.