Dutch prime minister Rutte raided by black-out during the political debate

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Nederlandse premier Rutte overvallen door black-out tijdens politiek debat

Prime Minister Mark Rutte

A black-out during a debate of the public nieuwsomroep NOS, that had rasdebater Mark Rutte never before experienced. So he called in a panic the help of his assistant live on tv. ‘Caroliene!’

The Dutch draw Wednesday to the ballot box for new provincieraden indicate. The election is of great importance to national parties in the Netherlands, because, indirectly, also the narrow majority of the government-Rutte in the First Room on the game state. In addition, there is the shooting last Monday in Utrecht, the tempers, of course, still plenty of touches.

That there is a lot at stake, was yesterday to prime minister Rutte. During an argument he lost the thread, which he through the hall enlisted the help of Caroliene Hermans, his political assistant.

Ron Fresen, political reporter of the NOS, called Ruttes call for help during the debate in retrospect quite remarkable. ‘Something we have never seen. Mark Rutte, one of the best debaters of the past years that a black-out. That just not sure and the help should enable Caroliene, his political assistant.’

The cry for help of Rutte was soon a trending topic on Twitter.

“It was really a disaster’, said Rutte afterwards about the incident in the duidingsprogramma Nieuwsuur. ‘It is hell if you have a black-out. You have everything prepared, and fuck, you can the argument not found.’ Or the black-out maybe had something to do with the shooting in london? According to him, that was not the case. “I have no excuses for,” he said.