Category: Netherlands

Netherlands

NETHERLANDS: No alternative to Rutte’s course

Caretaker PM Mark Rutte is under pressure after surviving a no-confidence in parliament last week. A motion of censure was passed, accusing Rutte of misleading parliament over his attempts to sideline an MP – the same MP who had uncovered the benefits scandal that triggered the government’s (technical) resignation in January.… Read the rest

Netherlands

NETHERLANDS: No alternative to Rutte’s course

As widely expected, PM Mark Rutte has won the 17 March Dutch elections, gaining a fourth term after a decade in office. Some final district results are still being counted, but it appears that Rutte’s center-right Liberals (VVD) won two additional seats, taking him to 35 members in the 150-seat lower house.… Read the rest