Dutch PM Mark Rutte and his entire cabinet quits over Child subsidies scandal
At the 2010 general election, the Mark Rutte Party won the highest number of votes cast. Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned Friday after thousands of families were wrongly accused of child welfare fraud and told to pay money back.
However, the Rutte government cabinet will continue running the government in a caretaker capacity until parliamentary elections in March 2021. Also Read: First Labour Movement Museum of India in Kerala
“We are of one mind that if the whole system has failed, we all must take responsibility, and that has led to the conclusion that I have just offered the king, the resignation of the entire Cabinet,” Rutte said.
About Mark Rutte
- Mark Rutte is a Dutch politician, historian and teacher currently serving as Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 2010.
- Mark Rutte Leader of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) since 2006.
Born: 14 February 1967 in The Hague, in the province of South Holland
Political party: People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy
Residence: Catshuis (officially)
Education: Leiden University (BA, MA)
Note: (Information as Wikipedia)
Currency: Euro, US dollar
Official languages: Dutch
Government seat: The Hague
Independence from: Habsburg Spain
Religion (2016): 50.1% No religion, 43.8% Christianity, 23.7% Catholicism, 18.1% Protestantism, 2.0% Other Christian, 4.9% Islam, 1.2% Others