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Euro, Dutch stock markets rise as Geert Wilders' far-right PVV falls

Despite loss at the polls, PVV gains five seats, raising its seats in Parliament to 20

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Members of campaign group Avaaz, one wearing a mask of Mr Wilders, celebrating the victory of the Liberal VVD party in the Netherlands' general elections, outside the Dutch Parliament in The Hague on Thursday.

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's VVD party won the most seats at 33, or 21 per cent, of total MPs.

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EUROPEAN stock markets and the euro rallied in relief as Dutch voters ensured that Geert Wilders' PVV (Party For Freedom) would not take power in the Netherlands.

Since their low point a few weeks ago, the euro is up by 3 per cent against the US dollar and the Dutch stock

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