The latest updates from The Hague
We discuss the latest developments in politics in The Hague. Two days after the elections, VVD leader Yesilgöz says she does not want to join a cabinet. She does not rule out that she will provide tolerable support to a center-right cabinet.
It was also announced today that Gom van Strien will be the scout in the first phase of the cabinet formation. He is a member of the Senate on behalf of the PVV.
With political commentator Arjan Noorlander we look at what these developments mean for further coalition formation. To what extent are NSC and BBB open to a (minority) cabinet with the PVV?
Also Ahmed Marcouch, the mayor of Arnhem, is a guest. We spoke with him about the conduct of the elections and the PVV’s significant gains.
Former with the PVV in Flevoland
In Flevoland, the PVV has been co-governing the Provincial Executive since this year. They do this together with BBB, VVD, SGP and ChristenUnie. The latter party in particular initially had great difficulty cooperating with the PVV. What was it like to reach a coalition agreement with Wilders’ party? We talk about it with lawyer and public administration expert Herman Sietsma, who was a scout at the time and brought the parties to the table. How did he experience that period?
Ceasefire in Gaza
The ceasefire between Israel and Gaza came into effect today. How did that go? An Israeli minister says that after this pause in fighting, fighting will continue for at least two months.