Dutch premier Rutte survives no-confidence vote

Dutch caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte early on Friday narrowly survived a no-confidence vote called after he was accused of misinforming parliament and actively seeking to move an inconvenient lawmaker to another position. The premier’s credibility was however seriously damaged as parliament passed a motion of disapproval, saying he had not told the truth about remarks made during coalition talks. At a special session in parliament on Thursday, almost all parliamentary groups voiced severe criticism of the right-wing liberal premier after he gave the impression that he wanted to sideline a…

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