Pronk: Balkenende is a liar

5th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

5 September 2007 , AMSTERDAM – Jan Pronk, who is one of seven the candidates for the chairmanship of the labour party PvdA, called Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende a liar. Pronk directed his accusation at Balkenende because of the prime minister’s standpoint on Iraq.

5 September 2007

AMSTERDAM – Jan Pronk, who is one of seven the candidates for the chairmanship of the labour party PvdA, called Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende a liar. Pronk directed his accusation at Balkenende because of the prime minister’s standpoint on Iraq.

Pronk made his comment at the first debate during which the seven candidates presented themselves on Tuesday night.

Pronk feels that the arguments on the basis of which the Netherlands sided with the Americans were false.

He said that he had always been in favour of a parliamentary inquiry into the Dutch support for the invasion of Iraq. Pronk does not understand why the PvdA did not insist on holding the parliamentary inquiry.

During the government formation talks after the general elections in November PvdA faction leader Wouter Bos gave in on this point to reach a compromise with the CDA and secure the position of deputy prime minister in a new cabinet.

Pronk, however, fully supports the cabinet and the coalition agreement

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news.  

 

 

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