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A 75 majority coalition is needed. Based on the exit polls of 21:00

A left government of SP - GroenLinks - Pvda: 67
A right government of CDA - VVD: 64
A centre coalition of CDA - Pvda: 78, very slim.

Dreadful.

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 03:28:18 PM EST
Yeah. this is very bad
by Freud (freud@freudie.org) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 03:30:17 PM EST
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Based on the RTL4 exit polls:

Pvda-GroenLinks-SP: 70
CDA-VVD: 58
CDA-PvdA: 72 (!!)

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 03:41:54 PM EST
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What do you think these results would lead to, as there'd be no majority with any reasonable combinations?

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 03:43:14 PM EST
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Yes! and when will we know the results for certain? Later tonite? Or tomorrow morning?

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 03:46:03 PM EST
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I think in about an hour / 90 minutes, the results will be fairly certain.

As for which coalition is possible, no idea really...It's all over the place....left is possible, right is possible, but with a lot of parties...2 parties might be possible with cda/pvda, but that's a slim majority...

ugh

by Freud (freud@freudie.org) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 03:48:14 PM EST
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Yes! and when will we know the results for certain? Later tonite? Or tomorrow morning?

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 03:46:46 PM EST
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Later tonight. I'll come back with the results.

As for what's going to happen, it's still an open field. What's clear is that Balkenende (CDA) will remain in the government (Gah!!!) and SP should be invited to the negotiation table, seeing such a boost. Terrible, terrible.

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 03:50:22 PM EST
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No idea!!! This is crazy! We've two major tv stations using different polling agencies and their predictions don't match at all!! Who's right?

But if CDA remains the biggest, they will start the negotiations. Balkenende IV is basically fact.

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 03:46:48 PM EST
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Ugh, hell
by Freud (freud@freudie.org) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 03:48:56 PM EST
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Balkenende IV is basically fact.

Ik heb een biertje nodig. :-P

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 03:50:27 PM EST
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I think I'll go straight to the whiskey. Well, it's not mine, so maybe not.
by Nomad (Bjinse) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 03:53:21 PM EST
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Adding either the CU or GroenLinks to a CDA/PvdA coalition would be a possibility.

But let's wait. It's not possible for both exit polls to be right, after all.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 04:05:55 PM EST
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