Dutch government resigns over child benefits scandal

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PM Mark Rutte will stay on in caretaker capacity until general elections scheduled for 17 March

The Dutch government has resigned amid an escalating scandal over child benefits in which more than 20,000 families were wrongly accused of fraud by the tax authority.

The move came less than a month before parliament was due to break up ahead of general elections scheduled for 17 March. Prime minister Mark Rutte’s cabinet is to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new coalition is formed after that vote.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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