Dutch PM claims victory for party in elections
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Dutch caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte has claimed victory for his conservative VVD party in national elections.
Early on Thursday, Rutte said his chief rival, Labor leader Diederik Samsom, had called him to congratulate him on his win.
With 92 percent of municipalities reporting, the VVD is forecast to take 41 seats in the 150-member Dutch parliament, compared to Labor’s 39 seats.
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