After three days of parliamentary elections dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, Mark Rutte, the outgoing Dutch Prime Minister, welcomed a “massive vote of confidence” Wednesday March 17. According to exit polls, his liberal party was victorious. The Prime Minister said: “I note that the result of these elections is that the voters of the Netherlands have given my party a massive vote of confidence.”
The Liberal Party of the Dutch Prime Minister is came first in the elections. According to polls, this should allow him to lead his fourth governing coalition. Mark Rutte has been in power for 10 years and trusted have “energy for another 10 years”.
According to Mark Rutte, negotiations are likely to form a new coalition government It will take over D66 and the CDA (Christian Democrats) of Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra, which has 14 seats.
Formation of a new coalition government
Despite criticism of his neoliberal policy that has deepened inequalities, the management of the Covid crisis has allowed Mark Rutte to obtain an unexpected result, which gives him a very clear mandate to proceed with the formation of a new coalition government. According to the Prime Minister, negotiations are likely to take place to form a new coalition government. with D66 and CDA (Christian Democrat) of Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra, who has 14 seats.
However, Mark Rutte had been forced to resign in January after an administrative scandal related to family allowances. His government, however, remained in place to take care of day-to-day business.