THE HAGUE, March 20 (Xinhua) -- On the first day of the process to form a new Dutch government, leftist parties GroenLinks and SP and far-right populist Party for Freedom PVV advocated alternative coalitions instead of the obvious choice with the biggest parties VVD, CDA and D66.
All 13 leaders of the parties voted in the Dutch House of Representatives during the elections last Wednesday had a meeting with the so-called "explorer" or "informer" Edith Schippers, the outgoing Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport who's designated to investigate the preferred coalitions and what the possible difficulties could be.
Leader of the rightist liberals VVD, the biggest party, Mark Rutte, who's also current prime minister, expressed his preference for a "stable majority" coalition with the Christian Democrats CDA and the leftist liberals D66.
The outgoing PM repeated that he wants to exclude the PVV from a future coalition, as did the other party leaders.
But PVV leader Geert Wilders argued that it's "undemocratic and inappropriate" to exclude the second largest PVV.
"You cannot ignore 1.3 million voters in advance," Wilders stated. He asked to investigate a coalition with PVV, VVD, CDA and the smaller parties 50Plus (party for elderly), the Christian party SGP and the other right wing populist party Forum voor Democratie.
Jesse Klaver, leader of GroenLinks, which became the biggest winner of the elections with a jump from four to 14 seats according to the preliminary results, said he only excluded the PVV, but that he also preferred a coalition without the VVD.
He opted for a Christian-progressive government with GroenLinks, CDA, ChristenUnie, D66, SP and PvdA. SP leader Emile Roemer preferred the same ideal coalition.
CDA leader Sybrand Buma already declared to be against such a Christian-left coalition. "Very illogical not to include the biggest party," he said. Buma thinks the initiative for the coalition should be in the hands of the VVD.
PvdA leader Lodewijk Asscher preferred not be included in a government, as biggest loser with a loss of 29 seats compared with 2012, but advised Schippers to start investigating a VVD, CDA, D66, GroenLinks coalition. D66 leader Alexander Pechtold had the same preference.
During the elections on Wednesday the VVD became, according to the preliminary result, the biggest party with 33 seats in the House, before the PVV (20), CDA (19), D66 (19), GroenLinks (14), SP (14) and the PvdA (9). The official result will be announced on Tuesday by the Electoral Council.