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Mark Rutte looks set to serve as Dutch prime minister for a fourth term after four parties agreed to form a coalition government on Monday evening ending nine months of negotiations.

Rutte’s centre-right VVD, the centre-left D66, the centre-right CDA and Christen Unie (conservatives) reached an agreement text that will be presented to parliament on Wednesday.

“The text has been acceptedThis chart shows ho,” a spokesman for Johan Remkes and Wouter Koolmees, who were overseeing the negotiations, was quoted as saying by the ANP news agency. Television stations NOS and RTL also announced the agreement.

The negotiations, which began after the parliamentary elections in mid-MarchSteve Russell, lasted 271 days — a new record for the Netherlands after 225 days without a government in 2017in some ways, but still far from the Belgian record of 541 days without a sitting government.

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