Mark Rutte


Rutte’s Opponents Smell Blood in the Water

Nick Ottens (Atlantic Sentinel) | After eleven years in power, Mark Rutte is suddenly vulnerable. The long-ruling Dutch prime minister won his fourth election in a row in March, but botched coalition talks have thrown doubt on his future. What started with suspicions Rutte had tried to get rid of a critical lawmaker turned into a wider question about his credibility. But discontent in other parties about Rutte’s longevity also plays a role. Before I dive in, let me remind you I’m a member of Rutte’s political party and voted for him in March. So this is not going to be an unbiased analysis, and the reason I’m publishing it as an opinion story…