President congratulates Netherlands after moderates' election victory
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday congratulated the Netherlands following moderate politicians' victory in Wednesday's parliamentary election.
"Hup Holland! Congratulations, #Netherlands!", she tweeted.
Partial vote counts showed that Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had defeated his far-right rival Geert Wilders.
Following last year's Brexit vote in the UK and the election of Donald Trump as US president, the Dutch election was closely watched amid fears of a rising wave of populism in Europe, especially as the presidential election in France and the parliamentary election in Germany approach.