A shocking statement in Dutch parliament after an uncomfortable question

During the first session of the 2014 policy debate in the Netherlands, a most shocking confrontation developed between Alexander Pechtold (D66, liberals, central-left) and Geert Wilders (PVV, aka Freedom Party, far-right). Pechtold asked Wilders two questions, Why, during the PVV demonstrations against the government, did Wilders welcome everybody’s support for his party? Apparently, there was…

Recent voting preferences in Dutch politics

I decided to write my first post on the Dutch political developments, for the last 2 months I spent there – just after the general elections were held on 12 September. So I have heard a lot about the formative stages of the government and the criticism that came along with that. Then, when I…