Minister Edith Schippers (Health, VVD) thinks that the scandals that have recently come to light around the VVD were kept back to come out just before the provincial elections on Wednesday, the Volkskrant reports.
The VVD is launching an internal investigation into the free election party organized by Mark Verheijen (VVD) on the tax-funded Floriade in 2012.
VVD parliamentarian Mark Verheijen has decided to resign from the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) following the results of the integrity commission's investigation into his declarations, the party announced on their website.
VVD Member of Parliament Mark Verheijen arranged a free election party for Prime Minister Mark Rutte in 2012 at the Floriade in Venlo. According to the AD, the VVD paid for nothing, despite the exhibition being highly dependent on such income.