Talk:2010 Dutch cabinet formation

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PVV biggest election winner[edit]

As far as I know, Mr. Opstelten was appointed Informateur, not Formateur... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:30, 22 August 2010 (UTC)


Does this really warrant a page of its own when the main election page and aftermath is so short as it is. See the United Kingdom general election, 2010 for example. A lot can fit on there until it comes close to 100k (which is no where near), this is page is so small as well. This can easily be tagged onto the main election page.

of course the new PM's cabinet/government would warrant a page on its own.Lihaas (talk) 17:24, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
The UK formation took less than a week. Dutch cabinet formations take, on average, three months, and are the centerpoint of Dutch political life. See 2006–2007 Dutch cabinet formation, which was fairly typical. This article will grow and grow over the coming weeks, until the Netherlands has a new cabinet. Peterbr (talk) 19:01, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
I concur with the formation being covered in a separate article. This is likely to be a long process - the UK case is an exception to the rule that coalition governments take a good deal of time to come together. HonouraryMix (talk) 01:50, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
Cool, no harm in asking ;)Lihaas (talk) 06:47, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

PVV biggest election winner[edit]

A coalition with the PVV is being investigated first, because the PVV is the party that gained most seats (compared to the previous election), namely +15. That is the reason that the PVV is part of this formation. This fact is being copy-edited out, because we can't find a good English formulation for it. Rather than editing out an important fact, can we find a good wording for it? Peterbr (talk) 12:36, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

I do agree with noting the PVV had its best-ever national result. In fact, I added "best-ever national result", before that was removed as well. The problem with saying "biggest election winner", is that phrase suggests the PVV won the election. It can't be construed any other way. How about a consensus on saying the PVV achieved - using these words - "its best-ever national result"? HonouraryMix (talk) 17:30, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
In Dutch terms the PVV won the elections. That doesn't mean they got most seats in parliament of any party, it means they gained most compared to the previous elections. The party that got most seats in parliament is usually not the election winner: they're the biggest party. Peterbr (talk) 15:19, 3 July 2010 (UTC)