Party for the Future

political party in the Netherlands

The Party for the Future (Dutch: Partij voor de Toekomst) is a political party in the Netherlands.

Party for the Future

Partij voor de Toekomst
AbbreviationPvdT
ChairpersonHenk Otten[1]
FoundersHenk Krol
Femke Merel van Kooten-Arissen
Founded3 May 2020[2]
Split from50PLUS
Forum for Democracy
IdeologyLiberalism[3]
Political positionCentre to centre-right[3]
ColoursYellow
Senate
2 / 75
House of Representatives
0 / 150
States-Provincial
4 / 570
European Parliament
1 / 29
Website
pvdt.nl

It has two seats in the Senate, where it uses the name Caucus-Otten (Dutch: Fractie-Otten).

The party plans to participate in the next election on 17 March 2021.[4]

HistoryEdit

The Party for the Future made its beginning as the "Group Krol/Van Kooten-Arissen" in the House of Representatives. Henk Krol left 50PLUS on 3 May 2020 and started the Party for the Future with Femke Merel van Kooten-Arissen.[5]

On 28 June 2020, the party Group Otten became a part of the Party for the Future.[6]

Femke Merel van Kooten-Arissen left the party on 5 August 2020.[7]

On 18 October 2020, Henk Krol also left the party, because he did not agree with the decision to fire the party's treasurer.[4] Furthermore, one of his employees received a threat from the party's secretary.[4]

SourcesEdit

  1. "Afvallige FvD'ers sluiten zich aan bij partij Henk Krol". Trouw (in Dutch). 29 June 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  2. "Partij voor de Toekomst". Documentatiecentrum Nederlandse Politieke Partijen (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Partij Henk Otten wordt 'het geoliede motorblok' achter Henk Krol". NRC (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Aa, Edwin van der; Winterman, Peter (18 October 2020). "Henk Krol weg bij Partij voor de Toekomst, medewerker bedreigd: 'Ik weet je te vinden!'". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  5. "50Plus MPs accuse Henk Krol of back stabbing and seat grabbing". DutchNews.nl. 2020-05-04. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  6. "Fusie politieke partijen Henk Krol en Henk Otten". NOS (in Dutch). 29 June 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  7. Winterman, Peter (5 August 2020). "Femke Merel van Kooten vertrekt bij nieuwe partij Henk Krol: 'Ik laat me niet langer muilkorven'". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 October 2020.

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