PVV unlikely to be in any provincial executives bar Limburg

The anti-Islam PVV has little chance of being included in many of the 12 new provincial councils, according to an analysis by civil service news website Binnenlands Bestuur.

The PVV came fourth in the provincial elections at the beginning of this month but is only likely to become part of the administration in Limburg, where it was the biggest party, the magazine says.
The PVV took 20% of the vote in Limburg. It did worst in the far northern province of Groningen, with just 7.7%.
Party leader Gert Wilders told the magazine he was disappointed the PVV is being shut out of so many negotiations.
The process of forming provincial council executives is similar to that of forming a national government. An independent person is appointed as negotiator to assess the likelihood of various coalitions succeeding and then the parties get down to serious talks.

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