FILE - In this June 7, 2010 file photo current Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the free-market Liberal Party, left, Jan Peter Balkenende, former prime minister and head of the Christian Democratic ... more 
FILE - In this June 7, 2010 file photo current Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the free-market Liberal Party, left, Jan Peter Balkenende, former prime minister and head of the Christian Democratic Alliance, center, and Geert Wilders, the flamboyant bleach-blond leader of the populist Freedom Party, right, wait for the start of a televised election debate at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Time seems to run out for the minority government as seven weeks of talks to hammer out an austerity package aimed at bringing the Dutch budget deficit back within European Union limits collapsed Saturday April 21, 2012, the prime minister said, laying the blame squarely with anti-EU lawmaker Geert Wilders. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his minority Cabinet will hold a crisis meeting Monday April 23, 2012 to discuss what to do now. "Elections are the logical next step," Rutte said, but he added that he wants to work with parliament to hammer out austerity measures before a poll can take place. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File) less 
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