Wednesday 01 February 2023

Cabinet negotiator turns to left-centre-right option

Cabinet negotiator Uri Rosenthal will on Wednesday hold talks with the VVD, Christian Democrat and Labour leaders to assess the chances of forming a new coalition between the three parties.


On Tuesday, talks on the ‘purple plus’ option between the two Liberal parties VVD and D66, Labour and GroenLinks stranded over economic policy.
Earlier attempts to form a right-wing cabinet involving the anti-Islam PVV also failed.
Labour leader Job Cohen has already said he does not support the right-centre-left option because two of the parties involved (Labour and the CDA) lost seats in the general election.
Failure
If this option fails, Rosenthal has three options, the Financieele Dagblad said in its coverage of the coalition formation process.
He can resign from the job, advise the queen to force through one of the three majority coalitions which have already been investigated, or he can look into the formation of a minority cabinet.
Given the economic problems facing the country, a minority cabinet is unlikely, the paper said.

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