Wim Voermans on collapse of Dutch government
What is the current status of the Dutch House of Representatives? Could anyone have predicted the collapse of the government?
On NPO Radio 1's Jortcast, several experts sat down to talk about this topic, among them Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law Wim Voermans.
One of the questions Wim Voermans answered was: ‘is it unusual that so many politicians have resigned?'
Voermans replied that it is not unusual at all: 'I call that the ‘rhythm of the polder’. This often happens with prime ministers who have been in office for a long time. It’s also what happened in 2002 and 2010. A whole generation steps down at the same time.'
Voermans did mention that it is unprecedented for such a large number to also announce that they have no plans to return.
Listen to the Jortcast van NPO Radio 1 (in Dutch).