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(Former CDA) Independent Member of Parliament Pieter Omtzigt has made the long-awaited decision and announced that he will participate in the parliamentary elections on 22 November with a new political party. Under the name New Social Contract, Omtzigt is on the electoral list in November.

And that is a game changer, thinks political reporter Leendert Beekman. 'At least that's how it is experienced in political The Hague,' he says. 'We eagerly awaited the clarity around Omtzigt.'

"This is a game changer"

The reason it is a game changer is because Omtzigt 'has the gift' to conjure up voices from everywhere, Beekman expects. 'From the SP to the VVD, he appeals to all voters', says Beekman. 'All parties will therefore have to take Omtzigt and his new party into account.'

Brand awareness

Omtzigt's name recognition also plays a significant role. Beekman compares it to the brand awareness of the new CDA leader, Henri Bontenbal. 'That's important, because if people have to vote for you, they have to know who you are', Beekman continues. 'And if you start with a great name recognition, you really have an advantage over someone like Bontenbal.'

Governance culture

Although the party program is not yet completely finished, according to Beekman there are already two important points that Omtzigt - in the event of a possible election win - will get to work. 'The administrative culture, about which we have heard a lot from him, must change in The Hague', concludes Beekman. 'That then concerns the way in which the government communicates with politicians and citizens. Omtzigt may even want to adjust the electoral system.'

The second point is the social security of the Netherlands and its inhabitants.

Another subject that Omtzigt is known for, says Beekman. 'Think of the benefits scandal, of course,' he concludes. 'But he draws it wider; Omtzigt believes that there should be social security for everyone. In addition, he says that it is not appropriate that 400,000 are dependent on the food bank. Those are the points that stand out, and what Omtzigt wants to do further, we will have to read in the election program when it is available.'

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 21st, 2023 at 11:21:10 AM EST
Adherence to the Dutch Constitution and strengthening Parliamentary democracy by limiting acting PM in a role as President, he is not. The shameful backlog of 390,000 houses is the cause of people's lives being paused and creates a lot of stress in households, frustration and violence. The run-away flexibility in labor contracts was perhaps a solution during the financial crisis of 2008-2009, but has also turned out negative for employees who can't start a career with job security, starting a family and get into a position to buy a house and lend a mortgage.

A fair income is demanded to feed your family and participate in society so that your kids are not left behind. Omtzigt is much ore focused on the local community, taking responsibility for safety of children and prevent street violence. Not repression and more "Law and Order" flown over from Hollywood USA. The VVD and Mrs. Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius live in a by-gone era of New York crime ... her pro-Israel bias and Turkish-Kurdish roots maybe reason for her personal development. It will be a non-starter in this election ... the voter is not awaiting a Rutte V scenario, script nor rhetoric. Dutch voter will be looking for content and who will be trustworthy. The VVD and Dilan will lead the pack from behind. She already spread lies and disinformation. A new apparition of VVD member Ayaan Hirsi Ali ... getting along well with Geert Wilders ... has she been living under a rock in Amsterdam?

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'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 21st, 2023 at 11:23:21 AM EST
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