"VVD hijacked by left-wingers"

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21 June 2007, THE HAGUE – Liberal VVD MP Rita Verdonk feels that her party "has been hijacked by left wing liberals." In her opinion the VVD became divided when Geert Wilders left the party.

21 June 2007

THE HAGUE – Liberal VVD MP Rita Verdonk feels that her party "has been hijacked by left wing liberals." In her opinion the VVD became divided when Geert Wilders left the party.

"Those nine seats that Wilders took should have been ours of course. Wilders has taken a crystal clear standpoint and we trailed along after with hemming and hawing," Verdonk says in an interview that appears in Radboud Magazine on Thursday, a publication of the Nijmegen university.

Verdonk, who lost the contest for VVD leadership to Mark Rutte, wants her party to become a liberal people's party once again.

A VVD spokesperson says that the interview dates from April, before the recent conflict between Rutte and Verdonk. The VVD leader is not too concerned about the publication this week since it is an old interview, Rutte's spokesperson said.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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