Thursday, April 01, 2021

#THENETHERLANDS: PM Rutte Faces Confidence Vote After Botched Cabinet Talks

[world politics news]

A debate that could seal the political fate of recently re-elected Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte went on well past midnight
on Friday, after politicians from all sides of parliament accused him of lying over remarks made during talks to form a cabinet.

Rutte faced the biggest challenge to his leadership in a decade as the opposition presented a no-confidence motion, with a vote to directly follow the debate.Rutte was the clear winner of last month’s parliamentary elections, seen as a referendum on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Losing a vote of confidence would force him to tender his resignation to King Willem-Alexander.


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