Consultations with the chairs of the parliamentary groups

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ms Arib, and the chairs of the parliamentary groups of the House of Representatives talk about the next steps in the formation process, in the Smoking Room of the House of Representatives.

At the House of Representatives' request informateur Schippers is to explore new options for the formation of a Cabinet. In order to do so, Schippers will invite the chairs of all thirteen parliamentary groups for a one-to-one consultation. In order to lose as little time as possible, Schippers already started the consultations on Wednesday 17 May at 4 p.m.

Final report

On Tuesday 16 May, informateur Edith Schippers presented her final report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Khadija Arib. In her report Schippers elaborates on the foundered negotiations between the parliamentary groups VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks and explains that due to the absence of an agreement on the subject of migration 'the common ground required to continue the negotiations and work out an agreement is lacking'.

Foundered negotiations

On Monday 15 May, informateur Schippers informed the President of the House of Representatives Arib about the foundering of the discussions regarding the formation of a new Cabinet between the parliamentary groups VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks. According to its Rules of Procedure the House of Representatives is to formulate a new assignment to explore the possibilities for the formation of a new Cabinet and to appoint one or more informateurs to carry out the task. On Tuesday 16 May, Ms Arib talked to the chairs of the thirteen parliamentary groups about the next steps to be taken in the process of the formation, in the Smoking Room of the House of Representatives.