Political quirks

Below you find the last seven Political Quirks entries.

Asscher resigns as PvdA leader

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Asscher, PvdA, Rutte

This morming Lodewijk Asscher resigned as PvdA leader due to the evolving childcare benefit scandal. It is as yet unclear who will succeed him. The (online) PvdA party congress, slated for Thursday and Friday, has been postponed.

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Small fry; 4/12

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Baudet, CU, DENK, FvD, Krol, Minor parties, PvdT, Rutte, SP, VVD

Dutch politics remain in flux, especially in the margins.

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FvD news: Baudet wins?

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Baudet, FvD

It seems Baudet has won the power struggle within the FvD; or rather, his opponents have given up and left the party. Still, the party is down 5 seats (from 8 to 3) in the single poll that was run wholly after the debacle.

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FvD news; 26/11

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Baudet, FvD

The latest from the meltdown of Forum voor Democratie, which is Dutch for “the gift that keeps on giving.”

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Baudet resigns as FvD leader

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Baudet, FvD, Otten

Yesterday Thierry Baudet resigned as FvD party leader. What’s going on, why did he resign, and what will happen now?

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Party profiles — VVD

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Party profiles, Rutte, VVD

There will be general elections next March, and the dozen-plus-a-few Dutch parties are preparing for them. It’s time for another series of party profiles. We’ll go in order from small to large according to the August 2020 polls.

Today we close this series with conservative-liberal current ruling party VVD.

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Party profiles — CDA

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CDA, De Jonge, Party profiles

There will be general elections next March, and the dozen-plus-a-few Dutch parties are preparing for them. It’s time for another series of party profiles. We’ll go in order from small to large according to the August 2020 polls.

Today we’ll continue with christian-democratic coalition partner and former ruling party CDA.

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