PM to answer parliamentary questions

26th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Prime Minister Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be appearing before the Lower House of parliament on Tuesday afternoon to explain the meeting he had in his office recently with Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders and Johan Robesin, a member of the provincial government of Zeeland.

Mr Robesin's vote could be crucial to the cabinet in the Upper House elections scheduled for 23 May. He is the chair of the Party for Zeeland is apparently uncertain who he will vote for. The members of the Dutch Upper House or Senate are elected by the provincial governments. Unfortunately the ruling coalition will probably have a great of difficulty obtaining a majority in the Senate. Combined with its single-seat majority in the Lower House, this would spell trouble for the government.

The opposition parties say Rutte has gone too far and is trying to win over Robesin. Mark Rutte says, as prime minister and VVD party leader, it's only logical he should try to get the cabinet the support of a majority in the Senate.

Mark Rutte will be appearing before the Lower House of parliament on Tuesday afternoon to explain the meeting he had in his office recently with Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders and the Johan Robesin, a member of the provincial government of Zeeland.


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