A NEW EU STAR: Populist and Instagram Star Thierry Baudet Stuns Dutch Political World with Win in Provincial Elections
Thierry Baudet (AD.nl)
Political newcomer Thierry Baudet stunned the Dutch political scene on Wednesday with a victory in provincial elections.
Thierry has been in politics for less than two years.
Thierry Baudet on Facebook.
Baudet is a populist who ran against the Vvd and cda and their failed agenda.
The former academic is anti-EU, anti-immigration and a climate change skeptic.
What’s Not to love?
A former academic with a love of classical allusions and naked poolside Instagram photos, Thierry Baudet has stunned the Dutch political world with his victory in provincial elections.
The latest in a line of flamboyant Dutch populists, 36-year-old Baudet and his Forum for Democracy party have been on the scene for less than two years.
He has used good looks and social media to soften the edges of a strong anti-immigration, anti-EU and climate change-sceptic message that echoes other right-wingers across Europe.
But he also has a history of controversial utterances and alliances that have led critics to describe him as the telegenic European face of a Donald Trump-style alt-right politics.
As you can tell from their smears the left HATES him.
Newcomer to Dutch politics, Thierry Baudet. Claims he's friends w/ Milo, says "women enjoy rape" and reads eugenics for "fun". Won 2 seats pic.twitter.com/vG6bLGotrf
— Flavia Dzodan (@redlightvoices) March 16, 2017
Namens ons gehele campagne-team, namens @THiddema @ANanninga @hendrikotten3 en namens alle andere kandidaten van Forum voor Democratie wil ik onze kiezers uit de grond van mijn hart danken voor het vertrouwen. Met dit overweldigende mandaat gaan wij nu keihard aan de slag! #FVD pic.twitter.com/QdcYQglQCH
— Thierry Baudet (@thierrybaudet) March 21, 2019