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After 208 days of tough negotiations, the leaders of four Dutch parties agreed Monday on a draft program for a new center-right coalition government under Prime Minister Mark Rutte that will likely push policies further to the right.
Centrist D66 leader Alexander Pechtold said that after years of austerity, the new government will reward voters with lower taxes.
"We are coming out of crisis, so we can invest, taxes can be lowered," Pechtold told reporters.
Rutte is expected to officially unveil the program on Tuesday along with the leaders of the Christian Democrats, the D66 party and a faith-based party, the Christian Union.
The leaders spent a final morning checking the agreement before heading to their parliamentary offices to present it to their parties' lawmakers, who could still suggest minor amendments.