Leiden Islam Blog

Dossier: Dutch elections

  • The State of Dutch Democracy: Dancing on the Deck of the Titanic?

    The State of Dutch Democracy: Dancing on the Deck of the Titanic?

    The state of Dutch democracy is uncertain. After last week’s elections, the stability of the political system appears guaranteed for the next couple of years. We cannot be sure, however, what will happen afterwards. This marks a change from the past.
  • Who to vote for in these challenging times?

    Who to vote for in these challenging times?

    Many people do not yet know which party to vote for in the upcoming elections. To avoid escalation of conflicts it has become essential to choose individuals with balanced minds – politicians who are able to transcend a dualistic world view.
  • The legacy of a fallen Cabinet

    The legacy of a fallen Cabinet

    In the Netherlands new elections will be held in September this year. It is totally unclear what kind of Cabinet the Netherlands will get. The political landscape is very fragmented at this time.
  • When will the general election be held?

    When will the general election be held?

    Today the Rutte-Verhagen cabinet, now under resignation, debated on the crisis. There will be a general election but there is controversy about the date. Professor Voermans considers the arguments and requirements of the Dutch Election Law.