Informer Hamer spoke with various parties about the recovery of the economy after the coronacrisis. PVDA leader Ploumen and Groenlinks leader were invited together with D66 leader Kaag.
Ploumen: “We had an in-depth conversation about recovery policy.” She said it was not about which parties would or may not rule with each other. Clover finds this logical because the House of Representatives has given the order to deal with the formation via the content.
In principle, Kaag would like to work with both left parties for the most progressive possible policy, as she calls it. Ploumen and Clover see it that way. “It is natural that we do this together,” said Ploumen. Clover: “We hold each other.”
Earlier today, Hoekstra hinted that he does not like the combination of the PvdA and GroenLinks together in a cabinet. In combination, they can place too large a left requirements package. “Together with these parties, the difference is very big. That is not obvious, quite the contrary.”
The conversation with Hoekstra was about the content. “Our major concerns about the middle class, about security, the interests of the next generation and a reliable government are our points,” he said. “And if they are not covered enough, we will go into the opposition, I have always said that.”
Hoekstra has another conversation with Hamer tonight together with VVD-leader Rutte.
Five to six parties
Sources also report that Christian Union leader Segers has been invited to talk to Rutte and Hoekstra tomorrow.
Everything suggests that there are five to six parties in the game before the cabinet formation. VVD, D66, CDA, PvdA, GroenLinks and the ChristenUnie. Thus, with the VVD and the CDA it sounds that two left parties in the cabinet are in principle undesirable. The Christian Union has said that it is not obvious to reign.
Apart from the political colours that make working together in a cabinet difficult in advance, there are also major substantive issues on which the parties have to agree beforehand. These include the recovery of the economy, income policy, climate and nitrogen policy and migration.
Informer Hamer announced Friday that this week is about who could form a new cabinet with whom. “Im going to turn on my third eye,” she said after a busy information week in which she talked to clusters of party leaders about the post-corona recovery and transition policy.
Hamer wants to be able to tell us what possibilities there are. It is intended to deliver an opinion on the next formation steps before Sunday 6 June.