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03/15/2017 03:31 EDT | Updated 03/17/2017 03:51 EDT

'Dutch Trudeau' Takes On 'Dutch Trump' In Netherlands Election

Those hairdos, though.

They both look a bit familiar.

In an election Wednesday, a Dutch politician who's drawn comparisons to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes on Geert Wilders, an anti-Islam populist who is often compared to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Jesse Klaver, the 30-year-old Green Party leader, has campaigned on a pro-refugee and environmentally-friendly platform.

Dutch politician Jesse Klaver has drawn comparisons to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images and Reuters)

Wilders, meanwhile, has promised to ban all immigrants from Muslim countries — and ban Islam itself. Wilders says if he wins power, he'll forbid the Qur'an and close all the country's mosques.

But because of the Netherlands' proportional voting system that favours coalitions, neither Wilders nor Klaver have much chance forming government.

All the mainstream parties — including current Prime Minister Mark Rutte's VVD — have ruled out working with Wilders and his Party for Freedom.

Watch the video above for a primer on Klaver and Wilders.

With files from the Associated Press

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