Articles by Simon Otjes

January 22, 2021

The Dutch government has been rocked by scandal. Why does its leader remain untainted?

Simon Otjes
On 15 January, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was forced to resign after thousands of parents in the Netherlands were wrongly accused of benefit fraud. But the outcry has not diminished faith in Rutte as a leader, writes Simon Otjes
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Simon Otjes
Assistant Professor of Dutch Politics at Leiden University and Researcher at the Documentation Centre for Dutch Political Parties

Simon's research interests include party politics, parliamentary behaviour and electoral behaviour.

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