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Dutch PM Rutte to submit his resignation to Queen Beatrix, leading to early elections

Despite the political crisis, a couple of cabinet members are still managing to smile. But not Geert Wilders (at the far end of the table). He looks straight-faced (and perhaps even a little sheepish?) after he brought the administration down by rebelling over the government's budget plans



1.29pm: The stock market sell-off has accelerated in the last hour, with the FTSE 100 now down by 101 points at 5670 (a fall of 1.7%), and the Amsterdam index down 8.32 points at 300.88 (down 2.7%).



The euro is also being hit by the triple whammy of the Dutch political crisis, bad economic data (see 9.59am), and the French presidential election results (see 9.17am). It just hit a new 20-month low against the pound of 81.575p.



A poll published yesterday, conducted by Maurice De Hond, showed that Mark Rutte's People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) would hold the most seats – 33, up from 31 at the 2010 election.



But the big winner would be the eurosceptic Socialist (SP) party, which is on track to double its number of MPs from 15 to 30.



The poll also indicates that Geert Wilders's Party for Freedom (PVV) would secure 19 seats, down from 24, while the Christian Democrat (CDA) party's powerbase would shrink to 11 seats, from 21.



The Dutch Labour (Pvda) party would secure 24 seats, down from 30, while the Democrats 66 (D66) party would win 15 seats, up from 10 at present.



Smaller parties would take the remainder of the 150 seats in the Netherlands' parliament.



http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/apr/23/eurozone-crisis-austerity-dutch-government


Added: Apr-23-2012 Occurred On: Apr-23-2012
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  • Whoah! didn't see that one coming, lol!

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  • upssss i just shoot myself in the foot

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  • Who is doing what where?

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  • Good very good!
    Thx Hazel

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  • I hope that the Dutch people will vote massively for Wilders in these elections

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    • @Ady85 The people here slowly start understanding that it's exactly Wilders who creates the biggest problems. You clearly haven't got a single clue what is going on. The only thing you hear is how he's ranting about futilities like headscarfs, while the economy is in shit, the social stability vanishes and his own party is full of low life scum. It's Wilders who pulls out the plug now in the midst of a crisis because of some shady political agenda. People who keep blindly supporting him whatever More..

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    • @slapstop It is not Wilders the problem, the problem it are the technocrats of Brussels who want to impose us the United States of Europe by the strength, who want to keep the Euro by the strength. Everything the Europeans are going to finish as the Greeks.

      For the Islam, more this religion will be influential and more it will be the return in 12th century. But in Holland you still have no problem which we have in France, I can understand that many Dutch people do not still understand really.

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  • Fuck 'em all! We need one party, a national socialistic one.

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    • @JanausdieNiederlande
      Yup, can't wait to go back to the "Ein Volk - Ein Fuehrer" golden age of Europe.

      START THE FURNACES, ALREADY!

      /sarcasm

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    • @XAMOMH^I You know nothing about nationalism! Fuck the European union and everything that comes with it. Countries like yours drag beautiful countries like mine into the dark ages.

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    • @Hazel_Nut
      First, allow me to tell you to stop beating that "lazy Greek" dead horse anymore; nobody falls for this tripe anymore. Now, I'll indulge to inquire how it's Greece's fault that you fascist wankers are dragging Europe back to the horrors of WW2.

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