Nov 30, 2023 at 2:23 PM Update: 4 minutes ago
Caroline van der Plas wants to talk to the party leaders of the PVV, VVD and NSC about their objections. According to the BBB leader, such an intermediate step can provide an opening to a real formation.
“There is still so much negativity, perhaps resentment, perhaps anger. I think that should be resolved first. Whether you can resolve it is another matter,” Van der Plas said on Thursday after her visit to scout Ronald Plasterk.
NSC leader Pieter Omtzigt announced on Wednesday that he does not want to negotiate with the PVV at this time. He has proposed to Plasterk to appoint informants who will sit down with all parties to discuss the major problems that a new cabinet must face.
Van der Plas finds it “bizarre” that people are now “not even talking to each other”. She calls on the other three parties to at least talk about their concerns. Such a conversation should include Omtzigt’s objections to the unconstitutional plans of the PVV.
BBB would like to be in a cabinet and is not excluding any parties in advance. Van der Plas has already had a conversation with PVV leader Geert Wilders. “I had a very open conversation and he did not close any doors with me. I have the impression that Geert is really willing to drop things.”
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Scout also receives other faction leaders
Van der Plas was the second faction leader to visit Plasterk on Thursday. In the morning, D66 leader Rob Jetten came by. D66 is the fifth party and will probably have ten seats in the House of Representatives.
Jetten has informed the scout that he does not have much sympathy for Omtzigt’s proposal to talk to all parties in the formation about major tasks. “I don’t think that is a logical step now, because the voter has also indicated a very clear course.” The D66 leader believes that PVV, VVD, NSC and BBB should negotiate.
Henri Bontenbal (CDA) chooses the same position as Jetten. He also believes that these four parties should sit at the table to “achieve something”. The CDA, which has won five seats, like D66, rules out cooperation with the PVV.