Wilders in power would mean international isolation: D66
Tuesday 08 June 2010
Including Geert Wilders' PVV in the next coalition government would lead to international isolation, Alexander Pechtold, leader of the Liberal democratic party D66, says in an interview with news website nu.nl.
'It is incredible for a Liberal that [linking up with] the PVV is still considered an option,' Pechtold said, referring to the VVD Liberal party leader's refusal to rule out an alliance with the anti-Islam group.
'Seventy percent of the Dutch economy revolves around exports. Shall we put Wilders in charge at the foreign affairs ministry and give [ former police officer] Hero Brinkman the justice job?,' Pechtold said.
The D66 leader continued his attack on Rutte's position on Wilders in morning tv show Goedemorgen Nederland.
Rutte should stop flirting with the PVV and state now that he would like to form a new coalition with D66, Labour and GroenLinks, Pechtold told the show.
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