VVD leader Yeşilgöz admits her party losses after becoming third in Dutch elections
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Dilan Yeşilgöz, the Dutch Kurdish leader of the liberal-conservative People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), on Thursday said that her party wants calmly assess the elections results in after her party came third on the Dutch elections on Nov. 22.
According to the exit polls for the Dutch elections, Geert Wilders' anti-immigration Freedom Party (PVV) is leading in the Dutch parliament elections with approximately 37 seats, with the GroenLinks-PvdA (Green-Labour alliance) coming second with 25 seats, and the VVD coming third with 24 seats.
The New Social Contract (NSC) led by Pieter Omtzigt won 20 seats.
"We cannot ignore the fact that we have also lost seats," she said, reported the Dutch private broadcaster RTL 4 news. The party lost ten seats.
Previously before the elections, Dilan Yeşilgöz, said that she would not. join a new Dutch cabinet if Wilders would be the next PM. But she now told reporters says the voters have chosen, reported NOS. “I initially didn’t think Wilders would get a majority, but he is now in the lead.
Furthermore, she emphasized that the responsibility for government formation now rests with the PVV and Omtzigt's NSC, urging them to take the initiative.
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However, Omtzigt so far has not provided any clarity if it would join a new government. Wilders have said he is willing to work with other parties to join the government.