Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte may face no-confidence motion over Greece bail-out issue

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Amsterdam: When the Dutch parliament meets on Wednesday to discuss the latest bailout program for Greece, the Dutch government is likely to face severe opposition including a call for no-confidence vote from the right wing opponent Geert Wilders, according to a report in Economic Times.

Den Haag, 21 februari 2014.
President Mark Rutte. Photo Credit: www.suggestkeyword.com

The ruling government headed by Prime Minister Mark Rutte had promised during their election campaigns in 2011 that they would not spend even a cent on Greece.

But, contrary to that position, the government is now all set to contribute to the Greece’s third bail-out plan which has been passed by the Greece’s parliament and accepted by euro-group finance ministers, according to the ET report.

Wilders has been reported to have said that, he would submit a motion of no-confidence, if the government goes ahead with its decision to lend money to Greece. However, the likelihood of the no-confidence motion getting passed in the 150 strength legislature is slim.