AMSTERDAM (Reuters)-The prospects for the formation of a new government by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte declined on Saturday as coalition partners who were seen as vital to ensuring a majority in parliament ruled out joining the new government led by him. Possibility of government.
After parliament passed a bill disapproving of his actions in the negotiations for the formation of a new government, Rutte barely survived Friday̵
But Gert Jan Segers, head of ChristenUnie, said in an interview with the Nederlands Dagblad newspaper: “We don’t want to return to the’business as usual’ state. We cannot be part of the fourth Root government.
Since 2017, ChristenUnie has been one of the four political parties in the government led by Rutte’s conservative VVD party.
Since taking office in 2010, Rutte has often been an influential figure in the European Union and was the decisive winner of the general election two weeks ago.
But he barely survived the vote of no confidence, accusing him of not telling the truth about his possible proposals for the future of important legislators from another party.
All parties outside his coalition voted to dismiss him immediately.
This seems to make the current alliance the only viable option for Rutte to form a fourth consecutive government, until Seggs’ actions on Saturday blocked the path.
Rutte, who remains as the caretaker prime minister, said on Friday that he has not given up hope of forming a new government because he expects that the formation negotiations will resume in the next few weeks.
Congress next week will appoint an independent official who will be responsible for formulating ways to move the government formation process forward again.
According to a poll published after the no-confidence vote debate, Rutte’s public approval rate has dropped from 54% a week ago to 25%.
Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by John Stonestreet and Frances Kerry