ANPWillem Boutkan (PVV), Harold Hofstra (CU) and Anja Keuter (BBB) earlier this month at the presentation of the coalition agreement in Flevoland
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A majority of the members of ChristenUnie in Flevoland called the cooperation with the PVV in the provincial government disappointing in a motion. The motion on cooperation was adopted during the members’ meeting in Almere.
The motion also states that the board of the party in Flevoland must maintain continuous dialogue with the parliamentary party. The coalition must also be reassessed by the CU members in 2024. In the end, 33 people voted in favor of the motion, 25 against and 5 abstained. Meetings were held behind closed doors for three hours, writes Omroep Flevoland.
It was already established in advance that the vote would not affect cooperation with the PVV: group chairman and prospective deputy Harold Hofstra previously stated that the group can decide on this itself, without the approval of the rank and file.
In Flevoland, a coalition agreement was reached between the BBB, VVD, SGP, ChristenUnie and PVV. Within the ChristenUnie there is a lot to do about the cooperation with PVV in the province. CU party leader Mirjam Bikker said yesterday that she gets a “bad feeling” because, according to her, the PVV “does not recognize the democratic constitutional state”. Minister Carola Schouten previously called the cooperation “uncomfortable” and Minister Piet Adema called the PVV “not a natural partner for cooperation”.