Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced today (Friday) that he will submit the resignation of his government, after the differences over immigration between the pillars of the ruling coalition reached an insurmountable limit.
“This evening, unfortunately, we have come to the conclusion that these differences cannot be overcome,” Rutte told a news conference. For this reason, I will soon submit a written resignation to the king in the name of the government as a whole,” according to (Russia Today).
The government coalition in the country collapsed earlier today (Friday), after a year and a half of rule, following the failure of the parties to reach an agreement on the necessary measures to limit the flow of migrants.
Local media reported that Prime Minister Rutte, the longest-serving prime minister in the history of the Netherlands, had overseen talks to resolve the crisis between the four coalition partners, but failed to reach any agreement.