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New Dutch Prime Minister Takes Office


Seven months after the Netherlands’ general elections on November 22, 2023, former intelligence chief Dick Schoof has become the new prime minister. Schoof and his government were sworn in by King Willem-Alexander at Huis Ten Bosch Palace.

The coalition government, led by Schoof, includes the far-right Freedom Party (PVV) led by Geert Wilders, the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), the New Social Contract Party (NSC), and the Farmers’ Citizens’ Movement Party (BBB). Schoof is the fifth person recommended to head this coalition.

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