VVD-leader Rutte does not like to form a coalition with PvdA and GroenLinks. After a conversation with Informer Hamer, he said that there is no light between him and CDA leader Hoekstra. “Those two parties are politically far away from us.” According to Rutte, in the coming weeks it will become clear which parties can achieve “as thin a coalition agreement as possible”.
After “a very useful conversation” with the informer and D66 leader Kaag, the demissionary prime minister referred to statements made yesterday by Ploumen (PvdA) and Klaver (GroenLinks). They argued that Hoekstra held off the boat too much in terms of cooperation with their parties. But Rutte underlined today that he feels the same way: “That combination is not obvious, quite the contrary.”
CDA leader Hoekstra didn‘t have a conversation with the informer today. But he said at the end of the Council of Ministers that his party is ‘constructively in it‘. “There are all kinds of combinations possible. With the ChristianUnion, with Volt, with JA21, in a tolerant variant.” As far as he is concerned, it is not obvious to investigate the “least logical” combination, namely the one with the PvdA and GroenLinks. “That’s not necessary in numerical numbers either.”
D66 leader Kaag reiterated today what she said yesterday: she wants to work with parties on the right and left side in a cabinet that is as progressive as possible, stable. She has not yet given up hope that VVD, CDA and the PvdA and GroenLinks will still come together. It points out that important agreements have been concluded, such as the climate agreement, between very different parties.
Informer wants more time
Informer Hamer asked the House of Representatives for extra time today to fulfill its mission. She had to report before Sunday, but she still has no answer to the question of which parties could talk to each other about the formation of a new cabinet.
This week she spoke with VVD and D66 in various compositions also with CDA, ChristenUnie, PvdA and GroenLinks. This already showed that the puzzle is still very complex at the moment. VVD and CDA do not want to work with the PvdA and GroenLinks, the two left parties do not want to do without each other. D66 does not care about the Christian Union, and the smallest government party in the current demissionary cabinet is still holding off the boat.