Dutch PM overwhelmingly survives vote of no-confidence

The Hague (AFP) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte survived a vote of no-confidence Tuesday amid a mounting political scandal over his foreign minister who quit after admitting he had lied.

The late-night motion was brought by Rutte’s arch-foe, far-right MP Geert Wilders, but was easily defeated with 101 MPs voting against and only 43 in favour.