Netherlands: Dutch parties to form government 9 months after vote 13.12.2021

Deutsche Welle | Dec 13, 2021 at 1:00 AM
  • Four Dutch parties, including incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s VVD, agreed on a policy blueprint to form a governing coalition on Monday, ending months of deadlock.
  • The four parties are now due to present the deal to their lawmakers on Tuesday before it goes to parliament for a debate on Wednesday.
  • Now, the VVD, the progressive D66, the center-right CDA and the conservative Christen Unie have agreed to a deal that is likely to include extending free child care, more funding to tackle climate change, and addressing a housing shortage.