PARIS France's foreign minister congratulated the Dutch people for seeing off the challenge of the far-right led by Geert Wilders after Prime Minister Mark Rutte's centre-right party appeared to win the national election on Wednesday.
"Congratulations to the Dutch for stemming the rise of the far-right," Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Twitter. "Desire to work for a stronger Europe."
(Reporting by John Irish, editing by G Crosse)
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Updated Date: Mar 16, 2017 05:15:03 IST