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SP governance: could be. But they don't do that poor in the counties where they are now in the city council. Of course, perhaps disillusion hasn't set in yet?

Rouvoet (CU) has the most intersting position this time, especially failing SP negotiations. Now let us see how sincere he truly is with power at his grasp (because he's perhaps one of the the most sincere politicians we have).

I'm still hoping on a SP-CDA-PvdA coalition, but I agree with your analysis of the of CDA & PvdA preferences. Your predicted formation time: not so sure, with another upcoming election at hand?? But it may take so long, if people get stubborn...

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 10:21:53 AM EST
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Yes, the SP has been doing well in city councils. But, local politics is quite different.

For example, there has always been a number of local parties that don't even exist at the national level, and can't make the jump to the national level very well (like the "Leefbaar" parties).

Local elections are a different kind of game, more different kinds of coalitions are possible, issues are easier.

by Frank (wijsneus-aht-gmail-doht-com) on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 11:49:40 AM EST
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