Yesterday, on December 15, 2021, four parties – VVD, D66, CDA and the ChristenUnie, presented the new Coalition Agreement for 2021-2025. It took them 273 days which is the longest formation in Dutch history.
“Looking out for one another and looking forward to the future” is the slogan of the Coalition Agreement. Their vision is “a sustainably prosperous country for current and future generations, in which all residents can participate to the best of their ability. With the foundation of social security for everyone and the prospect of progress in life (together).” In order to achieve its vision, many billions are set aside.
In Dutch parliamentary history, the current formation is the longest whereas the previous record was held by the Rutte III cabinet that required 225 days for the formation.
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