Dutch left and right agree coalition

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Series Details 29.10.12
Publication Date 29/10/2012
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The centre-right Liberal and centre-left Labour parties, who fought each other to a standstill in the Netherlands’ elections in September 2012, announced on the 29 October 2012 that they had reached an agreement to form a centrist government after 47 days of talks.

However, in early November 2012 the partners in the new Dutch coalition entered urgent talks to salvage their governing agreement after abandoning key measures on taxes and healthcare because of popular anger.

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DutchNews.nl, 13.11.12: Prime minister apologises for healthcare premium commotion http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2012/11/prime_minister_apologises_for.php
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