Pieter Omtzigt: Ein Dissident kämpft in den Niederlanden um Regierungschancen

In March 2021, Pieter Omtzigt unexpectedly becomes the cause of a political controversy. At the beginning of coalition negotiations, it is planned to remove the outspoken parliamentarian, who belongs to the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party. Notes from Kajsa Ollongren, a member of the liberal party D’66 and later Defense Minister in the Rutte IV cabinet, state „Omtzigt’s position, function elsewhere.“ A photographer accidentally captures this remark. Another document reveals that the designated Prime Minister Mark Rutte even wanted to make Omtzigt a minister, following the principle that those in government are less closely scrutinized.

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