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It just looks like CDA may have found a third dissident who is opposed to cooperation with Wilders. This is because a few CDA MPs moved into government, leaving their seats behind. These seats are now filling up with other CDA politicians, and at least one of them has publicly come out against working with Wilders.

For the number game this means that IF all three CDA dissidents would vote against a motion while the rest of CDA, VVD and PVV and SGP would vote along, the vote would end in a parliamentary draw. And I actually have no idea what happens then.

In reality, we'll have to see how much division the CDA actually may get. It always has been a party which can close the ranks, particularly when their political power is at risk.

by Nomad on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 08:29:11 PM EST
a few CDA MPs moved into government, leaving their seats behind

What? You cannot be both a minister and a member of parliament in the Netherlands?

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 02:01:40 AM EST
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Part of the separation of powers between executive and legislative I believe.
by Nomad on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 06:27:05 AM EST
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