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Aiming for top position, successor to her "boss" Mark Rutte who is leaving in disgrace. The First Lady in "het Torentje" in the heart of Dutch politics ... would be very refreshing indeed. By definition the start of change in Dutch politics ... looks quite promising. Dilan needs to leave by a sharp right turn through the backdoor.

Omtzigt: Dismissal of Mona Keijzer by Rutte in violation of regulations | Politics - Sept. 26, 2021 |

The summary dismissal of CDA State Secretary Mona Keijzer (Economic Affairs and Climate), Mark Rutte, goes against the rules of procedure of the Council of Ministers. Something like that really only fits in a presidential system. That says former CDA member Pieter Omtzigt, who now forms a one-man faction in the House of Representatives.

Apparently a Prime Minister can pick up the phone and fire ministers and secretaries of state without a cabinet decision. Alone, by phone. But that's strange," Omtzigt said in a tweet. "The regulations are clear: the Prime Minister may propose resignation, but it is up to the Council of Ministers to deliberate and decide. So that didn't happen."

According to the Government Information Service (RVD), Rutte 'with the consent of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate, and after consultation with the three deputy prime ministers' nominated Keijzer for dismissal, with immediate effect. King Willem-Alexander subsequently dismissed the outgoing State Secretary 'in the most honorable way'.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Sep 1st, 2023 at 06:07:26 PM EST

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