Prof. W.J.M. Voermans is Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Institute for Public Law and Director at Institute for Public LawProfile page
Polls for the general elections on 12 September indicate that it will prove difficult to cement a majority coalition in the Netherlands. Political fragmentation is increasingly destabilizing Dutch politics. Maybe electoral thresholds need to be considered.
The present Dutch cabinet crisis gives rise to difficult problems: how is the budget for 2013 to be settled with a crippled cabinet and upcoming elections? Professor Voermans argues that Dutch parliamentary history offers a precedent and some hope.