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text Former Dutch PM Kok Dies at 80
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 21:18:03 -0400
Wim Kok, a former Dutch prime minister who helped forge the country's famed consensus-based politics and oversaw pioneering legalisations of euthanasia and gay marriage, died Saturday of heart failure. He was 80. Kok led two centrist coalitions between 1994 and 2002, overseeing a period of recovery and then of strong economic growth. A labor union leader earlier in his career, he was one architect of the country's famed "polder," or...