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Facing right-wing populism and rising sea levels, the Dutch do not take political risks

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is likely to lead his party for a fourth term.PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN - By giving Prime Minister Mark Rutte's the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy a strong mandate in parliamentary elections this week, the Dutch are hoping for stability.

Mr Rutte is likely to lead his party for a fourth term and become one of the longest-serving heads of state in Europe.

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