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Political Parties Continue Cabinet Formation Talks, Negotiating Without Informant Plasterk

Feb 5, 2024 at 8:11 PM Update: 30 minutes ago

The parties PVV, VVD, NSC and BBB will continue discussing the cabinet formation on Monday and Tuesday at a different location. Informant Ronald Plasterk was not present at the conversations.

Sources confirm this to NU.nl after reporting from The Telegraph in RTL News. The talks have been moved to the Ministry of Justice and Security in The Hague for today and are expected to resume there on Tuesday.

According to a source, the fact that the parties continue to talk without Plasterk is a sign that the final sprint is in sight. “This might also be the way to pick up the pace.”

Informant Plasterk wants to report no later than next Monday on the “short information round” that the negotiators have been working on since mid-December.

First, the concerns about the rule of law that mainly exist among VVD and NSC due to the positions of the PVV must be addressed. Only then can other substantive matters be discussed, such as finances and asylum, according to Plasterk’s assignment. For the time being, there are no indications that there is agreement on these issues.

On Wednesday and Thursday, VVD leader and outgoing justice minister Dilan Yesilgöz is expected in the House of Representatives for a debate on her ministry’s budget.

Mutual relationships under pressure

Recently it became clear once again that mutual relations are under pressure. Pieter Omtzigt (NSC) set up X to BBB leader Caroline van der Plas about a video by Mark van den Oever, leader of the protest group Farmers Defense Force.

Omtzigt saw this as veiled threats against NSC MP Harm Holman and Agriculture Minister Piet Adema (Christian Union) and accused Van der Plas of not distancing herself from it.

Wilders also showed his sharp side several times last week. “Sure Yesilgöz sneers, no one in the room responds,” the PVV leader tweeted. He did this in response to the VVD leader’s speech at the liberals’ congress in which she accused him of sending “skillfully angry messages” into the world.

Plasterk said last week that negotiations are going “strong”, especially when it comes to finances. Wilders and Omtzigt spoke about “exciting” and “tough” conversations respectively.

Plasterk has always said that he is confident that the four parties will reach a solution together. But, he added last week: “That doesn’t mean it will work.”

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