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Dutch PM Rutte hands government resignation to king - statement

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AMSTERDAM, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday he had handed the resignation of his government to King Willem-Alexander.

Rutte's government decided to step down in response to a damning report holding it responsible for years of mismanagement of childcare subsidies which led thousands of families into financial ruin.

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Reporting by Bart Meijer Editing by Gareth Jones

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