The ChristenUnie supports the motion of censure against outgoing Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigrid Kaag. The motion of censure against Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld also receives support. This means that both motions will win a majority in the House of Representatives.
The question now is whether Ministers Kaag (D66) and Bijleveld (CDA) draw conclusions from this opinion. They could decide to resign, although that is certainly not a standard practice after a motion of censure.
ChristenUnie MP Don Ceder reports this. “Too often, too much judgment is made too quickly for political reasons about the actions of or trust in government officials and I do not want to participate in that,” he says.
When the motion of censure against Prime Minister Rutte received a large parliamentary majority in the ‘Omtzigt: function elsewhere’ debate of 1 April, he did not resign. “I would draw my conclusions,” Kaag said firmly at the time. The difference is that the motion of censure against Rutte was aimed at his person. The motion of censure against Kaag has been worded differently: Kaag is addressed as ‘ultimate responsibility’, but the behavior of the entire cabinet is rejected. It is still unclear what Kaag is doing now.
The ChristenUnie party also includes outgoing Minister of Agriculture Carola Schouten. If she were to vote in favor of the motion, she would be rejecting the actions of her own cabinet. But Schouten, says the ChristenUnie, is abroad and will not vote on the motion tonight.
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ChristenUnie supports motion of censure against ministers Kaag and Bijleveld | Politics
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