Support for coalition parties wanes
19 February 2007, AMSTERDAM – The support for the coalition parties dropped sharply last week. This emerged on Sunday from a survey by pollster Maurice de Hond.
19 February 2007
AMSTERDAM – The support for the coalition parties dropped sharply last week. This emerged on Sunday from a survey by pollster Maurice de Hond.
“This is clearly connected to the discussion on government members holding dual nationality,” De Hond said.
Not only Freedom Party (PVV) voters supported the motion to block dual nationality for government members, says De Hond, but so did Liberal VVD voters (86 percent) and Christian democrat CDA voters (58 percent).
If a vote were to be held now, the CDA would lose six of its current 41 seats in parliament. The Labour PvdA would get five fewer than the 33 it won in November. ChristenUnie would remain at six seats. This would give the current coalition a total of 69 seats, not enough to form a majority in parliament.
The poll showed that the PVV and VVD would both gain 4 seats each if elections were held today. The Socialist SP, Green Left GroenLinks and the Animal Rights Party would each gain one seat.
[Copyright Expatica + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news