Exit polls show that Liberal Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has won the elections in the Netherlands on Wednesday night.
Rutte was challenged by anti-Islam Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders, who pledged to take the Netherlands out of the European Union if he won. The right-wing legislator won 19 seats in the Dutch general election.
Rutte is a center-right incumbent who has already served one term. He is now on track with his People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy to lead the largest party in the nation’s parliament, having so far garnered 31 mandates.