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Netherlands PM Mark Rutte narrowly survives no-confidence vote

The recently re-elected keader was accused of covering up efforts to rein in an outspoken MP

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has survived one of the biggest political fights of his decade in power, narrowly winning a no-confidence vote over claims he lied about coalition talks.

Dubbed the “Teflon premier” for his ability to dodge scandal, Rutte will however remain under pressure after every party except his own supported a separate motion in parliament condemning his behaviour.

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