Geert Wilders, the bleach-blond leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, or PVV, has been called the Netherlands' Donald Trump — as well as an inflammatory Islamophobe who compared the Quran to Adolf Hitler's autobiography, "Mein Kampf," called Moroccans "scum" and was convicted in December of inciting discrimination against them.
Wilders, 53, a former speech writer, is now hoping the populist tide elevating far-right leaders in Europe will send him to the prime minister's office on Wednesday.
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