The four negotiating parties VVD, D66, CDA and ChristenUnie have ended their consultations tonight without concluding. They hope there will be a coalition agreement soon, but no one is venturing to a date. There will be no negotiation this weekend, Monday morning they will continue again.
“Were almost there,” said CDA leader Hoekstra after a long day of negotiation, from noon to 10pm in the evening. He talks about a “useful and productive” day, just like the two days before. D66 leader Kaag also came out optimistically. Shes in good hope for a Christmas accord. But, she reiterated, “Things arent ready until the final dots are on the i.”
Yesterday it became clear that the negotiators are close to an agreement. They are expected to present the agreement early next week. “I hope so, were going to see it,” CU leader Segers said about that. VVD leader Rutte didnt want to say anything afterwards.
There is no negotiation on the weekend, because the CDA has a party congress and there is a consultation on Sunday in the Catshuis about whether or not to extend the current corona measures, such as the evening lockdown. Sunday is also a rest day for the ChristenUnie.