Outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Saturday that he “ruled too long” and “should have handed over the reins of government and the VVD party two years ago.” He also revealed that he was interested in the position of NATO Secretary General. “I could definitely contribute something,” he said.
Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte he resigned his government in July this year. after the groups forming his cabinet failed to reach an agreement on an agreement on accepting refugees. The Prime Minister then announced his resignation from politics.
In a radio interview on Saturday, he admitted that he should have done it earlier because “he had been in power for too long.” – If you do it for a long time, your effectiveness decreases, said Rutte, admitting that this was at the expense of his party. – I should have handed over the reins of government and my party VVD two years ago, he said.
Now he wants to become the head of NATO
During the conversation, the Prime Minister admitted for the first time that he aspires to an international position. He stated that although he believed that a woman should be the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, he was ready to apply for this position. “I could definitely contribute something,” Rutte said.
Sources of the “De Telegraaf” daily claim that the Dutchman enjoys the support of both the US president Joe Biden as well as the former president Donald Trump. Extended term of office of the current Secretary General FOR THIS Jens Stoltenberg expires in October 2024.
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