Morning newspapers - 23 November 2006

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De Telegraaf , Coalition formation a tough task

De Telegraaf

Coalition formation a tough task

The CDA remains the biggest party of the Netherlands after Wednesday's elections, but the SP is the biggest winner and the VVD is the dramatic loser. The PvdA also lost.

Het Financieele Dagblad

Balkenende poised for difficult coalition formation

The CDA of Jan Peter Balkenende is the largest party for the third consecutive time. Coalition talks will be difficult. A coalition of two parties is not possible. The PvdA and VVD lost badly. The big winner is the SP, which has become the nation's third biggest party.


Voters fled from centre

Voters at the Lower House of Parliament elections fled the centre en masse. The big winner was the SP of Jan Marijnissen and the Freedom Party PVV of Geert Wilders. The CDA remains the largest party despite losing ground.


Tears of joy for historic SP victory

If a King had just won such a crushing victory on the battlefield, he would be cheered by his 'people'. The SP of Jan Marijnissen won the elections and how!

De Volkskrant

SP wins strongly, CDA remains the largest

The SP of Jan Marijnissen recorded an enormous victory at the parliamentary elections on Wednesday. It went from nine to 26 seats. The PvdA lost a quarter of its voters to the SP and finished far behind the CDA of Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende. It is unclear which coalition Balkenende can enter into. He would not form a majority with the VVD.

Nederlands Dagblad

Jan Marijnissen makes it finally come true

Eurphoria amid the Socialist Party. With a royal election victory, the party of Jan Marijnissen has forced its way to the centre of power and caused a political earthquake. The forecast victory in polls did not melt away.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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