Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announces his government has resigned over a scandal in which parents were falsely accused of benefit fraud. “If the whole system has failed, only joint responsibility can be borne” says Rutte in The Hague
According to @NOS, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has resigned. Cabinet most likely to stay as caretaker government until March elections.
Dutch government resigns over benefits scandal:
PM Mark Rutte and his Government resign over scandal in which tax officials bullied thousands of families wrongfully.
Netherlands: The Rutte III cabinet (VVD-RE, CDA-EPP, D66-RE & CU-EPP) resigns over a scandal in which thousands of households were falsely alleged of welfare fraud.
The date of the parliamentary elections planned on 17 March remains unchanged.