The strengths of both multi-party democracy and China’s consensus-driven politics also contain their flaws. History will judge which works better.
But it's also eerily familiar.
But Geert Wilders' anti-Islam party still gained seats, and there are big contests ahead in France and Germany.
Wilders’ threat to Dutch values was not an idle one.
"Even the Breitbart White House was like, no man, too racist."
The national conversation has turned increasingly on the need to reinforce Dutch identity.
The Netherlands’ election was the first big test of 2017 for Europe’s right-wing populist movement.