Despite gaining the strongest increase in support in the recent provincial elections, the Socialist Party is not included in coalition formation talks in six of the 12 regions.
In Limburg, for example, where the SP is now second to the Christian Democrats, the party is being kept away from the negotiating table due to what it claims is ‘prejudice’.
‘I am very angry. We did not even get round to talking about concrete issues,’ local party chairman Felix van Ballegooij told the Volkskrant.
The party is likely to only be part of the provincial government in Noord-Brabant.
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