Tue Nov 28th, 2023 at 08:40:40 AM EST
A thousand excuses to all …
Horrible … horrible … happens once in a thousand days when I’m updating diary on my iPad … must have touched the “delete” button and “spoof” I get the message “deleted diary”
Update Consulted with ET editorial team, but delete is quite definite.
On my iPad there was still the older version open, so I managed a print screen copy in order to re-assemble all the comments.
Original posted by Oui on Wed Nov 22nd 2023 at 07:09:53 PM PDT
I've got my bags packed ... moving to an EU country on the Mediterranean Sea ... whiff of fresh air and no more freezing Winter temperatures ...
See my stoutest fears of the election result on Monday ...
The Dutch Massacre of Election Day Nov 22
Meet the next Prime Minister of the Kingdom of The Netherlands ...
Previous diary ...
1st Election Debate Gives Clarity Candidates
Former VVD colleague Geert Wilders will pick up where 13 horror years of Mark Rutte left the Dutch ... the imposter fled the scene early in Rutte IV. One can easily determine any coalition with Wilders will be Rutte V. A smiling Mark ... he knew he shared the same voter electorate as right-wing PVV, the one-man party of Wilders financed by the American Anti-Islam lobby. Indeed, Geert Wilders is a fervent pro-Israel candidate who has stated the Palestinians have a state in Jordan and should be moved by force out of the West Bank.
Mark Rutte knew the Dutch are so damn racist and Islamophobic, a Kurdish immigrant would never be elected as Prime Minister. Wilders has the most experience in government and has been part of an earlier coalition in support of Rutte.
Far-right leader Geert Wilders wins Dutch election: Exit poll | Politico |
A win for Wilders will put the Netherlands on track -- potentially -- for a dramatic shift in direction, after Rutte's four consecutive
centrist far-right anti-immigration and pro-war governments. The question now, though, is will any other parties join Wilders to form a coalition government, given that despite emerging as the largest party, he will lack an overall majority in parliament.
Wilders wants to ban mosques and leave the EU. His Freedom Party is on track to be the largest in parliament.
To the soundtrack of Rocky, Wilders greeted his supporters in a cafe on the Dutch coast with a big smile. "The voters have spoken tonight and they have said that they are fed up," he said.
"We are going to make sure that Dutch voters will be put first again," he said in a classic PVV speech, saying that the party wants to work toward curbing the "asylum tsunami," putting more money in people's wallets and better security.
He extended a hand to other parties, saying that now it's time to work together and come up with answers. Wilders said his party would work for "solutions that conform to the constitution."
His anti-Islam rhetoric, however, is still very much part of the PVV's program for government. The party wants to ban mosques and the Quran, and forbid Islamic headscarves in government buildings. Wilders is also a hardline euro-sceptic, calling for a so-called "NeXit" referendum on leaving the EU.
[Updated to final result]
My quick analysis of the massacre ...
As the protest parties Farmers coalition BBB and new party New Social Contract of Pieter Omtzigt lost some of its dynamic in the last few weeks, the PVV of Wilders not only got the VVD bonus of like-minded voters but also the anti-Rutte protest vote.
The other big winner is Pieter Omtzigt moving from a single seat to 20 seats in Parliament. Because the BBB made a dramatic win in the election for the Senate, they will surely be a prime target to join any coalition.
The parties of Rutte IV made a very dramatic loss ...
VVD 24 (-10) ; D66 10 (-14) ; CDA 5 (-10) ; CU 3 (-2) Total loss 42 (-36)
Coalition will be quite difficult as all smaller parties lost seats due to strategic voting on four leading parties in polls.
Rightwing: PVV 37 + VVD 24 + BBB 8 = 69 still 7 short for a majority.
Centrist: GL-Labour 25 + NSC 20 + D66 10 = 55 and far short 21 seats.
New option: PVV 37 + GL-Labour 25 + NSC 20 = 82 unlikely combination but in theory clears the hurdle of 75 for a majority government.
END OF UPDATE
Work In Progress ... more to come