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De Telegraaf, Bos working on a left-wing coalition

De Telegraaf

Bos working on a left-wing coalition

Labour PvdA leader Wouter Bos is holding talks behind the scenes with the Socialist SP and green-left GroenLinks about the possibility of forming a left-wing Cabinet. Bos said on Wednesday in the TV programme Netwerk that both parties were fully-fledged partners in a possible coalition.

Rutte: 'SP is anti-social'

The Liberal VVD has launched a full-on attack against the Socialist SP. Leader Mark Rutte said the "agitation party" of Jan Marijnissen was anti-social because middle-income earners would suffer and jobs would be lost.

De Volkskrant

Bos and Balkenende bristle at each other

For the time being at least, there will be no direct efforts to form a coalition between the Christian Democrat CDA and Labour PvdA. In the leaders debate on Wednesday, CDA leader Jan Peter Balkenende and PvdA leader Wouter Bos were unconciliatory towards each other.


Most convincing speaker

Viewers have voted Socialist SP leader Jan Marijnissen the most convincing speaker. He received 34 percent of the votes after the leaders debate on Een Vandaag.


Minority Cabinet looms

The possibility of a minority-rule Cabinet involving the Christian Democrat CDA and Liberal VVD is growing more plausible in political circles in The Hague. VVD Deputy Prime Minister Gerrit Zalm speculated openly about such a possibility on Wednesday, while Labour PvdA leader Wouter Bos said a coalition with the CDA is "more difficult than ever" and spoke out in favour for the first time for a left-wing coalition.

Het Financieele Dagblad

Employers screaming out for people

The strain in the labour market is increasing, with the number of job vacancies higher than the peak reached around the turn of the Millennium, when companies had great problems to find suitable workers.

Nederlands Dagblad

More youth detained for sex crimes

The number of sex delinquents aged 18 or under being arrested for indecent assault, rape or indecency has tripled in the past 15 years, research by the police academy has indicated.

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