Ahead of the weekend, the Binnenhof participants still believed that somewhere in the coming days a real starting signal could be given to coalition negotiations between VVD, D66, CDA, PvdA and GroenLinks. It was under the scenario that the two left parties would work together, which would remove the blockade of the VVD and CDA (“two left too much”).
It turned out differently. PvdA and GroenLinks announced a revolutionary left-wing collaboration on Friday, with a “formation fusion.” The two factions will operate as one entity in coalition negotiations, and only one formation team will be present at the negotiating table.
But that doesn’t change much for VVD and CDA, according to first reactions. One source believes a real merger would have started things off. Then they had to “reconsider”. In an informal meeting on Saturday at the home of D66 leader Sigrid Kaag, VVD leader Mark Rutte said again.
This message is essentially down for the D66, which shortly after the election made the “Kaag Alliance” the preferred choice. While VVD and CDA see an alliance with ChristenUnie, this combination has so far remained a taboo for Kaag.
To what extent?
Expected on Tuesday (Monday is hardly a place on champions’ agendas) Detective Hammer wants to hear party leaders once again about left-wing cooperation, coalition options, and the possibilities still remaining, now more than three months after the start. from the job.
An insider says, “You might say, ‘Part of my mission was successful, but it ends here for me.'” But according to a Hammers spokesperson, that’s not the case. He says the informant is eager to continue. The job is not yet complete.
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