Monday 17 January 2022

Demonstrations expected during Christian Democrat conference

Arnhem council has issued six permits for demonstrations on Saturday during the Christian Democrat party conference on the new government agreements between the CDA, VVD and anti-islam PVV, the Volkskrant reports.

At least 4,000 members are expected to attend the conference and tents are being erected outside the Rijnhal to take the overflow, the paper says.
Meanwhile, prominent Christian Democrats have been making their voting intentions clear. Former prime minister Dries van Agt and current justice minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin will vote against their party working with the anti-Islam PVV.
‘I would not recommend my party go along with this, and I will let my vote be seen,’ Hirsch Ballin said.
Social affairs minister Piet Hein Donner, transport minister Camiel Eurlings and former parliamentary leader Elco Brinkman will all vote for the new cabinet.
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