Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Saturday stated that tensions between coalition parties over asylum policies has caused the Dutch government to fall. In Friday’s crisis discussions, which were presided over by Rutte, the four parties failed to reach an understanding.

Although the administration was established a year and a half ago, the parties have long had polar opposite views on immigration policy. According to local media, new elections will most likely be held in November.

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Following an urgent cabinet meeting on Friday evening, Rutte revealed the collapse during a news conference. He said he would hand his resignation to King Willem-Alexander on Saturday.

A general election for the 150 seats in the lower house of parliament will be held in the Netherlands later this year as a result of the longest-serving premier’s decision on Friday.

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“It is no secret that the coalition partners have very different views on migration policy,” Rutte told reporters in The Hague. “And today, unfortunately, we have to draw the conclusion that those differences are irreconcilable. That is why I will immediately … offer the resignation of the entire cabinet to the king in writing.”

The discussions highlighted the coalition’s ideological differences between the two parties that favor tougher immigration policies—Rutte’s conservative People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy and the Christian Democrats—and the two partner parties that do not—D66 and fellow centrist party ChristenUnie.

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The coalition spent months attempting to come to an agreement that would reduce the number of new immigrants coming into the nation.

Two types of asylum were apparently proposed, one for those escaping war and the other for those attempting to flee persecution. Another proposal purportedly involved limiting the number of family members who may accompany asylum seekers in the Netherlands.