Two of the four coalition parties have joined forces with the far right PVV and pro-farmers BBB to form a new administration in the province of Flevoland.
The right wing VVD and the left-of-centre Christian party ChristenUnie have joined the fundamentalist Protestant SGP in the new-look provincial authority, together with the PVV and BBB. The BBB was the biggest in all 12 provinces.
The Flevoland deal is the third of the 12 provincial coalitions to be completed. The five-party Flevoland coalition will control 21 of the 41 council seats, giving it a majority of just one.
The decision by ChristenUnie to work together with the far right PVV, which calls for the Koran to be burned and border closures to refugees, was earlier heavily criticised by the national party.
According to the Volkskrant, at the start of the formation process the parties formulated a number of core values to make an alliance between the CU and PVV possible.
This included an agreement to form a provincial government “of and for all Flevolanders”, which subscribes to the fact that all Flevolanders “have the right to be who they are and to believe what they believe and do not believe”.
The new coalition’s plans are due to be presented to the public on Friday.
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