Morning newspapers - 23 November 2006
De Telegraaf , Coalition formation a tough task
Coalition formation a tough task
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!
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.
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