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Populists Brinkman and TON unite

Saturday 09 June 2012

Hero Brinkman, the MP who quit the PVV earlier this year because it is not democratic enough, has joined up with Trots op Nederland, the populist party created by Rita Verdonk, to fight the September general election.

Verdonk set up TON after losing the contest to lead the VVD Liberals to Mark Rutte but stepped out of the party last year. TON won no seats in the 2010 general election but has some local council seats. Verdonk is said to approve of the merger with Brinkman's fledgling party.

The merged grouping will have a new name which has not yet been announced. Brinkman will lead the election campaign.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Brinkman has proved that he can't be trusted. His new party will learn the hard way. GO GEERT!

By Heidi | 10 June 2012 1:19 PM

Guarantee for success. TON would get 0 seats. Brinkman would get 0 seats. 0+0=?

By pepe | 10 June 2012 4:07 PM

This is good news (IMO) as there are too many political parties. This leads to the vote being fragmented & months of negiations after every election before we have a new government.

By Donaugh | 10 June 2012 10:27 PM

Yes, please go, Geert. ;p

By CW | 11 June 2012 6:18 PM

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