Green politician Jesse Klaver is being called the Dutch Justin Trudeau

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      Jesse Klaver is only 30 years old.

      However, with the results of today's Dutch election, he's already being compared to Justin Trudeau.

      Klaver led his Green Left party to major gains, increasing the party's seat count from four to 16.

      He also helped blunt the prospects of anti-Islam populist politician Geert Wilders, whose party appears to have only snared 19 seats.

      Leading the pack is the centre-right prime minister Mark Rutte's VVD party, which reportedly captured 31 seats in the 150-seat parliament.

      Rutte is expected to remain prime minister of the Netherlands, though it's uncertain whether he'll bring Klaver into his coalition government.

      Klaver's father has Moroccan ancestry and his mother is of mixed Dutch and Indonesian heritage.

      He's a staunch foe of tax evasion and is reportedly an admirer of former U.S. president Barack Obama.

      It remains to be seen if Klaver's success foreshadows a rising seat count for the B.C. Greens in the May 9 provincial election.

      At the moment, party leader Andrew Weaver is the only Green sitting in the B.C. legislature.