Mark Rutte, who has been Prime Minister of the Netherlands since October 2010, claimed the fourth term victory in parliamentary elections of 2021.
BBC News reports Mr. Rutte needs to have a new coalition government after winning the elections with 35 out of 150 seats, while the center-left Democrats 66(D66) gained 24 seats. "The voters of the Netherlands have given my party an overwhelming vote of confidence," Mr. Rutte told reporters in parliament, says BBC. He added that "not everything has gone well in the last ten years," but now the challenge for him is to rebuild the country after the COVID-19, and he has energy for another ten years.
BBC reported that there was no doubt that Rutte's would not win the elections. His voters saw his managerial skills to help the country get back to the normal state amid the pandemic. He had led the government in the Netherlands since October 2010 and had resigned from his post in January over a child welfare fraud scandal.
Politico reports his party's victory would lead Rutte to form the government until August 2022 with the coalition and make a record of being the longest-serving Prime Minister in the Netherlands' history.