VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks want to explore together whether they can form a cabinet. The party leaders talked this morning for the first time with scout Schippers. Afterwards they all said that they are willing to talk further, though they also stressed that there are major differences. VVD leader Mark Rutte said to be what are the substantive obstacles apparent in the further discussions. CDA leader Buma stressed that the parties realize the need for a subsequent phase. D66 leader Pechtold called it an important moment. GroenLinks leader Klaver said whether he thinks to bridge the differences are that he does not know. But he thinks he has the responsibility and obligation to the voters to see if he can find majorities to realize his ideals.
Explorer Schippers will report Monday to the Lower House. Tuesday is a parliamentary debate and is expected soon after an informant is appointed. Schippers received this morning first Senate President Broekers. Who called it handy, useful and comfortable for stability as the government has a majority in the Senate. But she added that the experience of the recent past shows that it has gone well when the coalition never had such a majority. The question of what does not answer her preference, wild Broekers afterwards. “I just discovered what the situation is and there Boaters should draw a conclusion.” If a government comes from the VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks has a majority in both the Lower and the Upper House.
GroenLinks is to his constituents and his ideals required to examine seriously whether a coalition with the VVD is possible party leader Klaver writes in an email to his supporters. At the same time he questions whether a meaningful conversation about such cooperation is possible. Klaver is invited tomorrow to scout Schippers for the first time together talking with VVD, CDA and D66 about the possibilities. “Not to negotiate, but to see if there is some room to come to a meaningful conversation,” writes Klaver. He is very curious, but emphasizes once again the principles of GroenLinks. “Naturally, we remain committed to our ideals: the achievement of the climate targets of Paris, tackling inequality and a humane refugee policy where we do not have an ounce of down..” Yesterday Klaver still said that the differences between his party and the VVD “mega-big”. He would much prefer a center-left coalition with the CDA, D66, SP, PvdA and Christian Union. In his mail Clover recognizes that such a government is not yet possible because the CDA and the PvdA says no does not want to rule. Therefore, the possibility of a “coalition of extremes” now on the table, he writes. “The VVD all right, we’re on the green left side.” Klaver wants to explore seriously. “For a change we mean business.”