Diederik Samsom
  • Ruling coalition made up of the pro-free market VVD party and the center-left Labor Party plans to slash government spending by 2017.

    Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, and Labor Party Leader Diederik Samsom, left, smile in front of a picture symbolizing the theme of the new government, "building bridges", during a joint press conference in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday Oct. 29, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2012, 11:00 AM EST