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Dutch PM Quits After Austerity Talks Collapse

The Dutch government has resigned after failing to agree a package of austerity measures with its far-right partners.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who had been under pressure for weeks,
tendered his Cabinet's resignation to Queen Beatrix at her palace in the
Hague.

The move had been widely expected since the weekend when Mr Rutte acknowledged a rift with Geert Wilders' Freedom Party.

Although not part of the ruling coalition, Wilders' party had
effectively guaranteed the government's majority for the last 18 months
by agreeing to support it in parliament.

The arrangement came to an abrupt halt on Saturday when talks on further spending cuts foundered.

Mr Rutte's liberal VVD party, its coalition partner the Christian
Democrats and Wilders' Freedom Party had been negotiating on a
near-daily basis for seven weeks when Wilders walked out of the talks.

The turmoil has raised fears th
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Added: Apr-24-2012 
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  • Bond yields dictate all this. Unfortunately the dumbed down by socialist tyranny Euro voters don't understand bond yields.

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    • @Roll1981 Ya, Europeans are all dummied down, they idolize sports figures, watch football, eat tons of fastfood per capita and they would all have voted for Santorum if he hadn't dropped out of the race ( "whoah! we didn't see that coming" )

      Silly Europeans, If only they were edumukated and smart like us Murricans...

      Seriously, I have been living in Europe for about nine years now, and the refreshing thing about the Europeans is, they haven't started to mate with vegetables yet, li More..

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    • @Hazel_Nut Read again, you didn't catch the sarcasm ; )

      Oh and that's supposed to be "Grönneger" isn't it?

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    • @Hazel_Nut Groningen is "verhollaandst" according to Wikipedia it's supposed to be Grönnen, or Grunnen..

      http://nds-nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grunnen_(prov%C3%ACnzie)

      Gotta love all those different dialects in a country as small as the Netherlands, I think it's brilliantly funny too that someone from the west may have difficulty understanding what someone from the north says to them in dialect while it's just an hour or two hour long drive or so, lol!

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  • Destined to fail, that's what this was, but they gave it the good old college try anyways.

    Honestly, that Wilders guy... right wing politician yet economical leftist disguised as Mozart on crack.

    Insurmountable differences, conflicting political agendas...

    whoah! we didn't see this coming, lol!

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  • look at him..he`s getting famous on liveleak...you made it boy !!!

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  • indo mutant traying to be Duch nationalist.i have seen this befor in mixed marriage children.most of them are ok but some mutate to horrible monsters traying to proof to evrybody they are 100% patriots

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