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Mar 10 '17 08:04

Lower house of parliament president Khadija Arib refused to cooperate in the wish of two of King Willem-Alexander's influential advisors to give the King more influence in the formation of the new cabinet, the Volkskrant reports.

Up until 2012 the ruling Dutch monarch played an active role in the formation of a new cabinet. The King or Queen could, for example, assign a "scout" to examine coalition possibilities and appoint informers. After a majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, changed the rules in 2012, the Kamer itself performs these tasks.

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Jul 18 '14 13:32

The First Chamber is mourning a senator to Malaysian Air flight MH17 that was downed in Ukraine yesterday.

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Dec 17 '13 16:36

As expected, Dutch Senate on Tuesday voted against the government’s plan to create a mega province, the Volkskrant reports citing Reuters.

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Dec 11 '13 10:56

The Dutch government’s plan to create a new province by uniting the provinces of Flevoland, Noord-Holland and Utrecht could face opposition from a majority of lawmakers.

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