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Modi discusses Ukraine situation with Netherlands PM Mark Rutte

New Delhi, March 9 (SocialNews.XYZ) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to his Netherlands counterpart Mark Rutte and discussed the ongoing situation in the war-torn country of Ukraine, the Ministry of External Affairs said here on Wednesday.
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Dutch police say man sought help online in plot to kill PM Mark Rutte

Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Authorities in the Netherlands said Wednesday that a 22-year-old man is facing charges of plotting to assassinate Prime Minister Mark Rutte. The man, identified in local reports as Yuvuz O., is scheduled to appear in court next week on charges of making threats, incitement with a terrorist objective and preparing to attack one or more politicians.

Gay marriage is no barrier for Dutch monarchy, says Mark Rutte

The Dutch crown princess can marry a person of any gender without giving up her right to the throne, the prime minister of the Netherlands said on Tuesday.Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, 17, is the heir apparent to King Willem-Alexander and very little is known about her personal life.The question arose after a recent recent book named “Amalia, Duty Calls” which argues that old laws would appear to exclude the possibility of a same-sex couple on the throne. However the Netherlands was the first country to legalise same-sex marriage in 2001.Responding to questions about the book in parliament, Mark Rutte said: “The...

Security stepped up for Dutch PM Mark Rutte over concerns of drug gang threat

Security has tightened around the Netherlands’ prime minister Mark Rutte after police were alerted to a possible attack by a drug gang, a Dutch newspaper reports. De Telegraaf say that police officers from the Royal Diplomatic Security Service (DKDB) have been deployed to shadow Mr Rutte after “spotters” were seen scoping out his movements, prompting fears of a kidnapping or attack. They also pointed to an “elite security guard” who accompanied Mr Rutte to a budget debate last week as evidence of heightened security. A government source, speaking on condition of anonymity, reportedly confirmed De Telegraaf’s story to Reuters news...

Mark Rutte: Survivor of Dutch politics in fight for political life

With more than a decade as prime minister under his belt, Mark Rutte is one of the wiliest survivors in European politics. He has steered his centre-right liberal VVD party through political crises, winning election after election. His most recent victory came in March, weeks after his cabinet resigned over a child welfare scandal.
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Netherlands PM Mark Rutte narrowly survives no-confidence vote

The Dutch prime minister’s prospects of forming a new government have been dealt a potentially fatal blow after MPs passed a motion censuring his behaviour and accusing him of undermining public trust and “not speaking the truth”. Mark Rutte, whose right-leaning liberal People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) comfortably...

Dutch PM Mark Rutte survives no-confidence vote over leadership

April 2 (UPI) -- Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte survived a vote of no confidence on Friday following complaints about his conduct during talks to form a new governing coalition. Rutte's opposition in Dutch Parliament voted for a no-confidence motion, but it was not enough to force the caretaker prime...

Mark Rutte: Dutch prime minister survives vote of no confidence

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte narrowly survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Friday morning after politicians on all sides of the chamber accused him of lying over talks to form a cabinet. Despite defeat for the confidence motion, Mr Rutte's chances of forming a new government were dealt a...

Dutch election: PM Mark Rutte claims victory and fourth term

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's party has won the most seats in parliamentary elections, projections show. Victory hands Mr Rutte a mandate to form a new coalition government led by his centre-right VVD party, with a fourth term as prime minister. His last government resigned in January over a child...

Dutch elections: PM Mark Rutte wins 4th term in party's major victory

March 18 (UPI) -- Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has won re-election to a fourth term and his ruling party won about three dozen seats in this week's vote. According to preliminary results, Rutte's People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) won a resounding victory with close to 80% of the votes counted by early Thursday.
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Dutch PM Mark Rutte in talks to form a new government after election success

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will begin initial talks to form a new government on Thursday, after a national election dominated by the coronavirus pandemic in which his conservative VVD party was projected to secure a fourth consecutive win. With 63 per cent of Wednesday’s vote counted, Mr Rutte‘s party...
The Guardian

Netherlands election: Mark Rutte claims fourth term with 'overwhelming' victory

Mark Rutte has claimed an “overwhelming” victory in national elections in the Netherlands, vowing to use a fourth term in office to rebuild the country after the coronavirus pandemic. Following a dull campaign fought during the pandemic and seen as a referendum on the government’s performance during the crisis, exit...