ABN Amro salary row no effect on cabinet; Labour most trusted in poll
The commotion surrounding the ABN Amro executive bonuses had no effect on the distribution of Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, seats in Maurice de Hond's latest poll. The confidence in PvdA Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance has not fallen and, along with Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher (PvdA), he still holds the most trust of all the cabinet members. Only 9 percent of respondents think that Dijsselbloem is responsible for the situation surrounding ABN Amro, the majority (46 percent) think the blame lays at the feet of the bank itself. And 40 percent think that both parties are guilty. 55 percent of respondents think that Gerrit Zalm should resign as CEO of the bank. The distribution of Tweede Kamer seats did not change at all compared to last week's poll. The VVD remains at 26 seats and PvdA at 14. The SP and CDA each stand at 22 seats. The PVV can count on 21 seats and the D66 on 18.