Dictionary of Dutchness

Informateur

The informateur is a senior statesman who looks into possible government coalitions in the days after a general election. The informateur is appointed by the monarch (Queen Beatrix) who makes her choice after consulting a wide range of advisors. The informateur holds talks with party leaders to sound them out on potential partnerships and, once a likely coalition has been identified, reports back to the monarch.

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