Pronk sorry for ‘liar’ comment

Labour stalwart Jan Pronk, one of seven people competing for the job of party chairman, says he is sorry for calling prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende a liar. It was a ‘political error’, Pronk said on Wednesday.

Pronk made the comment during a debate with the other candidates on Tuesday evening. He was alluding to the way the Netherlands gave its support to the US-led invasion of Iraq.

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