Rutte’s Dutch Liberals Likely to Head Coalition After Election Win
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals took 41 of the 150 seats in yesterday’s national elections, up from the 31 in the outgoing parliament, according to news agency ANP after 98 percent of votes were counted. The Labor Party won 39 seats, up from 30. D66 rose to 12 from 10, as the Christian Democrats lost eight seats to 13. Geert Wilders’s anti-euro Freedom Party lost nine seats to 15.
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