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Mark Rutte becomes Netherlands’ Prime Minister for the third time
14:59, 26 October 2017
Mark Rutte becomes Netherlands’ Prime Minister for the third time

His party won parliamentary elections in March

14:59, 26 October 2017

Lenta.ru

Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Mark Rutte became Prime Minister of the Netherlands Prime Minister for the third time. This was reported by Reuters.

King Willem-Alexander on Thursday swore in a new Dutch government under conservative Prime Minister Mark Rutte, ending the longest coalition talks in Dutch history.

Rutte’s third cabinet since coming to power in 2010 will find support from the strongest Dutch economic growth in a decade, at over 3 percent, but only has a one-seat majority in both houses of parliament. Dissent by any parliament member could therefore endanger the coalition’s plans.

Negotiations lasted 225 days as parties dug in over sensitive issues ranging from immigration and euthanasia to corporate tax rates.

Related: Dutch PM Rutte scores victory in elections

The head of the European Council Donald Tusk already congratulated Rutte with the appointment, expressing hope that the new government of the Netherlands "will continue to play a constructive role in the European Union."

As it was reported earlier victory of VVD, the People’s Part for Freedom and Democracy, at the recent parliamentary election in the Netherlands, is a bright example of how democracy takes over populism. Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president tweeted that.

Related: WEF in Davos: Poroshenko meets with Rutte

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