ANPVVD party leader Yesilgöz today at the Binnenhof for the first Council of Ministers after the summer break
NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 14:20
VVD party leader Dilan Yesilgöz does not exclude cooperation with the PVV in advance. She wants to “first see what Mr. Wilders comes up with” and refers to a recent statement by the PVV leader that it is time to get over one’s own egos.
Since the failed collaboration with Wilders as a tolerance partner in the Rutte I cabinet (2010 – 2012), Rutte no longer wanted to work with the PVV. Before the 2017 elections, he said Wilders should first take back his ‘fewer Moroccans’ statement.
Rutte’s successor, the current minister of Justice and Security, does not want to close the door to cooperation in advance. She calls the exclusion of parties in advance “The Hague hassle”. “I’m mainly concerned with: who is sitting at the table with what intentions?”
Yesilgöz calls Wilders’ statement from 2014 ‘fewer Moroccans’ objectionable. “But I want to look ahead now.” She points out that Wilders immediately adopted a constructive attitude after the fall of the cabinet.
Wilders said that same evening that, despite the poor cooperation in the tolerance cabinet, he was prepared to cooperate with the VVD after the elections. “You have to step over egos.”
CDA excludes PVV and FvD
The upcoming party leader of the CDA, Henri Bontenbal, said in Nieuwsuur on Monday: “I exclude them. We will not join a coalition with PVV and Forum for Democracy, not even in a tolerance construction.”
The CDA was also part of the Rutte I cabinet and the CDA congress that preceded the collaboration with the PVV still causes “a lot of pain”, said Bontenbal.