Verhagen criticises Labour’s provincial election campaign

Christian Democrat party leader Maxime Verhagen accused Labour of negativity in its provincial election campaign during a speech in Utrecht on Monday evening.

Verhagen said Labour wants to block government policy in the upper house without bothering to look at the contents of that policy.
The provincial elections on March 2 will also determine the make-up of the upper house or senate. At the moment, the governing right-wing Liberal VVD and Christian Democrats and their partner the PVV do not have a majority in the upper house.
The Christian Democrat leader said Labour leader Job Cohen is guilty of criticising other parties’ policy without putting forward opinions and plans of his own, according to press reports of the speech.
He mentioned the opposition green party GroenLinks as a good example because they put forward alternatives. ‘That’s not only politically more intelligent but I think it gains more respect from voters’ he told his audience.

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