The Fourth Rutte cabinet, which has been in power since 10 January 2022, has fallen. The cabinet was brought down by a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who was accused of misleading Parliament about the handling of the childcare benefit scandal.
The vote of no confidence was passed by a majority of 73 to 15 in the House of Representatives. This means that the cabinet no longer has the confidence of Parliament and must resign.
Rutte has said that he will step down as Prime Minister and that the cabinet will resign as soon as a new government is formed. The process of forming a new government is likely to take several weeks.
In the meantime, the Netherlands will be governed by a caretaker government. The caretaker government will be responsible for running the country until a new government is formed.
The fall of the Rutte cabinet is a major political event in the Netherlands. It is the first time that a Dutch cabinet has fallen since 2012. The fall of the cabinet has raised questions about the future of the Netherlands' political system.
It is still too early to say what will happen next in the Netherlands. However, the fall of the Rutte cabinet is a significant event that is likely to have a major impact on the country's politics.