100 days of the New Right in the Netherlands

31 01 2011

From Radio Netherlands Worldwide:

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte marks 100 days in power today. The coalition between his free-market liberals and the Christian Democrats, supported by Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party, promised to usher in a new era of right-wing government.

Mark Rutte said supporters of the right would “lick their lips” in anticipation of his plans. He promised to be bold and decisive, to practice a different, more honest, kind of politics.

“This cabinet has the ambition to bring the Netherlands out of the crisis even stronger than before. And also to make this a country where a promise is a promise, where we not only set limits, but maintain them.”

But has Mark Rutte kept his promises? What has his government achieved so far?

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