After months of coalition talks, there were breakthroughs in the formation of the new Dutch government. In a complete change of course, Sigrid Kaag, party leader of Democrats 66 (D66), announced her party's willingness to continue with the current formation, consisting of the Liberal Party (VVD), D66, Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and Christian Union (CU), despite differences on ethical matters with the latter.
All parties have expressed a desire to implement structural changes, hoping for a 'new restart.' Most significantly, the new plan includes a larger role for parliament. Kaag said she wants the new agreement to be ‘more progressive, open, generous, and humane.'