Dutch PM Calls It Quits
Posted on Apr 23, 2012
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte became the latest political victim of the eurozone crisis as he tendered his resignation along with his cabinet’s Monday after the collapse of talks over his country’s austerity budget. —ARK
AP via The Telegraph:
The Dutch government information service says that Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his Cabinet have resigned after failing to reach agreement on reducing the country’s budget to meet European guidelines.
The information service said Monday that Rutte had met with Queen Beatrix and she had accepted his resignation, asking him to tend to pressing matters of state with a caretaker government for the time being.
Sebastiaan ter Burg (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Rutte is to address Parliament on Tuesday to discuss interim budget cuts and new elections.