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How do you feel about the EU constitution? (with poll)

by koenzel Sun Nov 27th, 2005 at 04:29:14 PM EST

I'm interested how you all feel about the constitution.

As a citizen of one of the two countries that had a referendum on the issue, I had the privilege to vote on it. I rejected it, because I don't like the undemocratic elements of the proposed system (and of the current) and am not in favour of a European superstate that creates more and more rules and laws while the democratic, elected parliaments have to take a step back.

So, how did you vote? Or feel about it?

Plus, what do you think should happen next?

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Prospects for the 2007 Dutch General elections

by koenzel Wed Nov 23rd, 2005 at 07:54:23 AM EST

Back from the front page - Jerome. A great presentation of the parties of the Left in the Netherlands. Edited to put most of the text below the fold.

[For recent Dutch political history: my recent diary does a little explaining]

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The Dutch political landscape

by koenzel Tue Nov 22nd, 2005 at 07:10:18 AM EST

From the front page ~ whataboutbob

With the municipal elections less then six months away, and general elections coming up in 2007, I thought it might be interesting for all of you to get a heads-up from the Netherlands. In this post, relevent recent electoral history.

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What's wrong with Balkenende?

by koenzel Mon Nov 21st, 2005 at 12:26:25 PM EST

Oui has posted a diary about the Dutch PM Jan Peter Balkenende. He's pretty fond of him, it seems (and he's not alone- Balkenende does have some support left). Why is Balkenende the wrong leader for the Netherlands? What has he done wrong? And why shouldn't he be re-elected?

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