Netherlands: an agreement has been reached for a coalition government with the far right

Netherlands: an agreement has been reached for a coalition government with the far right
Netherlands: an agreement has been reached for a coalition government with the far right

“We have an agreement between the negotiators,” said Mr. Wilders, who resigned as prime minister in March, with some pointing to unease the Islamophobic, anti-EU politician could cause as representative of the Netherlands.

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It was not yet clear who would lead the right-wing coalition government and replace Mark Rutte, candidate for NATO secretary general.

The name of former Education and Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk, who also played a key role in overseeing the early negotiations, is the one that is circulating the most.

The parties must now discuss the agreement with their groups of deputies for final approval.

In March, the four parties agreed to opt for a partially technocratic government made up of 50% politicians and 50% people outside politics.

The last time the Netherlands had such an “expert” government was in 1918.

Right-wing majority and far right in the Netherlands ©IPM Graphics/AFP
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