Last weekend in the Netherlands it was not possible to achieve a breakthrough in the formation of the government. This was reported by Detective Johan Remix on Sunday afternoon.
According to the informant, the Sigrid Kaj’s resignation Minister of Foreign Affairs Wank Bielefeld And the defense minister last Thursday and Friday “held” talks. They resigned after harsh criticism from the Dutch House of Representatives over the sporadic eviction of Dutch and Afghan staff from Kabul.
However, there is still room for further discussion. That will happen on Monday a week later. First there Prinsjesdag next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are general political considerations.
VVD leader and outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday that the “form and terms” of cooperation still needed to be discussed. He did not say what those conditions are. He also acknowledges that “something really happened” last week, but, according to him, this did not deteriorate relations between VVD, D66 and CDA. Relations with PvdA and ChristenUnie, who played a role in the resignations of Cage and Bigefeld by backing the motions against them, also remain good, he says. “The atmosphere has not deteriorated, but it has an effect.”
D66 leader Sigrid Kag also spoke of an “intense week”. Despite the events, cooperation with the political center is not only possible, but above all necessary. According to her, the general political considerations next week will be an important moment for the establishment of this cooperation. It also gives the three parties at the table time to “go beyond positions and statements”. The question “whether” it is possible to form a minority government and how, they and the other parties were unable to answer this weekend. “But she’s being sued,” Kag said.
Elections in the Netherlands were already held on March 17 this year, but a new government has not yet been formed. Yesterday, the Informateur Remkes began in a “comfortable environment” in the Zwaluwenberg district near Hilversum with talks with the party leaders of the VVD, D66 and CDA and their deputies, hoping to get one step closer to solving the puzzle of the difficult formation.
“It might be a good idea to take a little more time in this relaxed environment to talk primarily about the situation that arose and the content,” Remix said upon entering. He said the content still came first. At the invitation of the informant, the leaders of the three parties stayed overnight in the property. In this regard, Rutte previously stated that it can help “that you can also continue to chat in the evening with a glass of wine or beer”. “Of course it makes a difference. You don’t have that in The Hague.” According to the VVD commander, the fact that the press was not always there also gave some space.
Remix himself was confident he could make good moves this weekend with the three parties toward a minority government. And it sounded like ‘If I went here with too much suspicion, I’d better not come’. The eminent VVD stressed that the weather is also beautiful. But beyond that, he didn’t want to get ahead of things too much. “Let’s just wait and see what happens.” In the end, there was no breakthrough.
PvdA leader Lillian Blumen called it “stupid” in response to TV show Buitenhof on Sunday that talks about the formation would only continue in a week’s time. Six months have passed since the elections. They were together for two days and there was not a single second of real negotiations. And now we have to wait another week.” GroenLinks leader Jesse Claver called the delay “unwise.”
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