Mark Rutte Secures NATO Secretary General Role

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has decided to withdraw his candidacy for the position of NATO Secretary General, clearing the path for Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to receive unanimous support from all 32 member countries of the alliance. The Defense Council of Romania officially endorsed Rutte's candidacy after Iohannis informed NATO allies of his withdrawal. Earlier this week, Hungary and Slovakia had also thrown their support behind Rutte, solidifying his candidacy.

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