Dutch crisis talks lack leadership

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Politicians in The Hague are in need of a mediator for the economic crisis talks.

THE HAGUE—The architect of the current coalition government, Herman Wijffels, has dismissed an idea that he should mediate in the current crisis talks.

Green Left leader Femke Halsema suggested last week that the Christian Democrat politician should mediate because the agreements made during the formation of the coalition are now under review.

Wijffels says the constitutional situation is not the same as it was two years ago and that it is up to the coalition to come up with a solution. He sees himself as an outsider without any authority in the matter.

Radio Netherlands/Expatica

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  • historytechdoc posted:

    on 16th March 2009, 12:11:42 - Reply

    Trying times are the litmus test of great leaders as well as those incompetent ones. Doing nothing, following the George Bush model, does not allow leaders to skirt the later's judgement of history.