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Dutch right-wing parties agree to form Dutch government

The leaders of Dutch Right-wing parties in the Netherlands have reached an agreement to form a minority Dutch government, the first in the Netherlands since 1939, with support in parliament from Wilders’ Freedom Party.

Mark Rutte, head of the Liberal VVD party, announced the accord with the Christian Democratic Alliance and Wilders’ Freedom Party, which will back the government without sitting in the Cabinet. Together, they control 76 of parliament’s 150 seats.

The accord came 3 1/2 months after deadlocked parliamentary elections. Policy details of the alliance were not immediately released.

PVV leader Geert Wilders spoke of a historic agreement. “This is a great day for the Netherlands. At last something is happening in the Netherlands, “Wilders said.

The accord Tuesday among the party leaders needs approval of the parties’ parliament members. Several members of the Christian Democrats have objected to a government that relies on Wilders for its survival.

Rutte said the coalition agreement would be presented to party colleagues on Wednesday.

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