Former Dutch prime minister Wim Kok dies

The Former Dutch prime minister Wim Kok has died in hospital in Amsterdam after a long illness. The trade union leader-turned-politician led two centrist governments in the Netherlands between 1994 and 2002, during which he worked for the legalisation of same-sex marriage and euthanasia. He was best known for introducing the consensus-based politics that inspired Social Democratic leaders across Europe in the 1990s. Ahead of Kok's second election victory in 1998, British Prime Minister...

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