Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, says he is going to quit politics after his four-party coalition government collapsed on Friday in a row over asylum policy. Rutte, the Netherlands” longest-serving leader who has led four coalition governments since 2010, says he will stay on in a caretaker role until November elections. Rutte’s coalition government collapsed after Rutte’s party proposed limiting family reunions for refugees fleeing war zones, a policy that was opposed by the Christian Union and liberal D66. Rutte visited Tunisia last month as part of an EU delegation that proposed handing the north African country €1 billion in aid to control migration flows. Last week human rights organisations said Tunisian security forces had expelled several hundred asylum seekers including women and children from the coastal city of Sfax to the militarised border with Libya, after racial tensions in the city exploded following the death of a Tunisian man in a fight between Tunisians and migrants.
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