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the trial now runs parallel with election campaigning, change in media perception.

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Feb 20, 2010 at 05:31

http://www.nrc.nl/international/article2488239.ece/Dutch_cabinet%2C_Balkenendes_fourth%2C_collapses

Quote from the linked english-language article in Dutch paper NRC "The Dutch coalition government fell in the early hours of Saturday morning because it could not come to an agreement over whether to extend the Netherlands' military mission in Afghanistan." The Wilders trial now runs parallel with election campaigning. As the government fell over the issue of troops in Afghanistan the subject of alliance with the US, military actions against radical islam is and will stay on the media agenda. Dutch paper Algemeen Dagblad in their (dutch) article: http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/1012/Binnenland/article/detail/464861/2010/02/20/BALKENENDE-IV-VALT-OVER-KWESTIE-URUZGAN.dhtml

quotes Wilders in the yellow box: "lang gehoopt, toch gekomen. De vlag kan uit. Dit slechtste kabinet ooit verdiende het niet nog een dag langer te regeren" translating into "long hoped for, nevertheless arrrived. the flag can come out now. This worst cabinet ever has never deserved to govern one day longer". This is a change in media perception. Wilders is the only politician who gets visually promoted in a yellow box. More important, he is seriously linked to a frontpage government issue.

htttp://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/6082348/__KABINET-BALKENENDE_GEVALLEN__.html

Dutch paper telegraaf quotes Wilders with a part of the exact same line here "de vlag kan uit"

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