Political Quirks monthlies

This is the monthly archive for February 2012.

Party profile — PvdD

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Party profiles, PvdD

The Dutch nine-to-twelve-party system is sometimes hard to understand for foreigners; especially when the small parties come into play. Therefore, just like in 2010, I’m running a mini-series that treats all eleven parties that stand a decent chance of winning seats. We’ll go from smallest to largest.

Today we’ll continue with animal-rights party PvdD.

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Against the Eastern Europeans, and never mind the Muslims

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PVV, Wilders

With the PvdA sucession becoming the hottest political topic I haven’t yet had the time to discuss another important shift: Wilders’s switch to attacking Eastern Europeans instead of Muslims.

Not that he suddenly loves Muslims, but right now he’s specifically targeting the Polish, Rumanian, Bulgarian, and other odd people from the fringes of civilisation (i.e. Eastern Europe) who come to the Netherlands to take away our jobs.

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Party profile — SGP

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Party profiles, SGP

The Dutch nine-to-twelve-party system is sometimes hard to understand for foreigners; especially when the small parties come into play. Therefore, just like in 2010, I’m running a mini-series that treats all eleven parties that stand a decent chance of winning seats. We’ll go from smallest to largest.

Today we’ll continue with the oldest party in the country: orthodox Gereformeerde SGP.

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Cohen’s succession

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Asscher, Cohen, PvdA

So now the PvdA has to choose a new leader. An unusual amount of names have been mentioned, which means there is no obvious candidate.

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Cohen steps down

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Cohen, PvdA

This is just in: Job Cohen steps down as PvdA leader.

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Three new polls

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Polls

I haven’t reported on them yet, but all three pollsters have released a new poll which have been added to the polls page. In general. the recent trend from PVV to SP is confirmed, but has slowed down considerably.

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Party profile — 50Plus

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50Plus, Party profiles

The Dutch nine-to-twelve-party system is sometimes hard to understand for foreigners; especially when the small parties come into play. Therefore, just like in 2010, I’m running a mini-series that treats all eleven parties that stand a decent chance of winning seats. We’ll go from smallest to largest.

Today we’ll start with the only new party that could make it to parliament: 50Plus.

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This is the political blog of Peter-Paul Koch, mobile platform strategist, consultant, and trainer, in Amsterdam. It’s a hobby blog where he follows Dutch politics for the benefit of those twelve foreigners that are interested in such matters, as well as his Dutch readers.

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