THE NETHERLANDS. MPs from the Liberal democratic party D66 and the minor Christian party ChristenUnie will meet on Tuesday to discuss forming a coalition with the ruling VVD and the Christian Democrats.
Edith Schippers, who is in charge of the cabinet negotiations, told reporters on Monday afternoon that a combination of the four parties is the only option for a majority cabinet.
With both the Socialists and the Labour party ruling themselves out of the talks, there is no other option open, Schippers said.
The Netherlands has been without a government since the March 15 general election. Talks with the VVD, CDA, D66 and left-wing greens GroenLinks collapsed a week ago.
In particular, D66 backs assisted suicide for elderly people who consider their lives to be complete and an opt-out register of organ donors.
The four party combine would also only have a one-seat majority in both houses of parliament.
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