Jigsaw puzzle with formation pieces: this way the parties want to go

Since today, two documents about the formation of a new cabinet with VVD, D66, CDA and ChristenUnie have been public. CU-leader Segers left an eight-page secret epistula of VVD and CDA on the train and that came into the hands of the Volkskrant. In summer, a 13-page piece of VVD and D66 had already been released with the title Document on main lines.

Although the negotiators stress that the train document on the street today has โ€œno valueโ€ and โ€œno formal statusโ€; it certainly shows something, especially when the summer document is put on top of it. This creates a clearer picture of where VVD, D66 and CDA agree on the important themes of work, climate, education, migration and living.

DeCCeit has also reviewed the Christian Union election programme and looked at what the four parties would like. Heres a list of the most important ideas for the next four years, to get an impression of what binds them at least. Its kind of a coalition agreement.

Live

From train and summer documents (VVD, D66 and CDA)

And what does the Christian Union want?

Climate

From train and summer documents (VVD, D66 and CDA)

And what does the Christian Union think?

Education and Shelter

From train and summer documents (VVD, D66 and CDA)

And what does the Christian Union think?

Work

From train and summer documents (VVD, D66 and CDA)

And what does the Christian Union think?

On the train, CU leader Segers left a second document: Template for a Coalition Agreement. Thats about migration policy. Its a kind of sketch, which doesnt have official signatures yet. It says:

Still open: nitrogen

Another important social theme – the approach to nitrogen – did not mention anything in the VVD and D66 summer document. According to their piece, VVD and CDA want a generous fund of 14-19 billion euros to buy, move and restore nature. And there are a lot of disagreements, so there is not yet a view of a coalition agreement.

Tomorrow the negotiators will retire to the De Zwaluwenberg estate in Hilversum, which is now the permanent place of the four forming parties to see in peace if they can move forward with the formation of a fourth Rutte cabinet.