Netherlands Politics

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Party of Prime Minister Rutte wins the election in the Netherlands
Party of Prime Minister Rutte wins the election in the Netherlands
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his right-wing liberal party VVD have won the parliamentary elections. According to the first forecasts on the TV channel NOS on Wednesday evening, the VVD will be by far the strongest force in the Second Chamber of Parliament with about 23 percent and 35 of the 150 seats. Rutte could become head of government for the fourth time after ten years.