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'Big possibility that the SP will be needed as partner in government'

10 June 2010

'Big possibility that the SP will be needed as partner in government'

15 newly elected representatives recieve flowers

According to SP leader Emile Roemer, there is a good chance that the SP will prove necessary to the formation of a new governing coalition. “The first opportunity goes of course to those who made the biggest gains, the two right wing parties the VVD and the PVV. But in my view the formation of a right-wing coalition is going to present difficulties, given the result."

Roemer continued, "In any case this coalition wouldn't command a majority in the Senate. The same goes for the proposed right-centre-left coalition of VVD, Labour, the Green Left and D66. If these don't work out then we could see a coalition of the three left-of-centre parties – Labour, the Green Left and the SP – together with the Christian Democrats (CDA), who will p

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