Dutch health minister flops at polls

Dutch Health Minister Hugo de Jonge failed on his first attempt to vote during the country’s general election. The minister took an expired passport with him to the polling booth, and was refused permission to vote. “The rules apply to him as well,” said the local voting official. “Even if he had been (King) Willem-Alexander, we would not have allowed it.” A spokesman explained that the old passport was in the same drawer as his valid one at the minister’s home. With the new document, the minister succeeded on his second attempt.

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