Birthdays in Holland: Before Facebook, the Dutch Showed the Love on Real Walls, and Other Notes on the Netherlands

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  1. About the Dutch government. This is a multi party system. To make decisions you need to have the majority. To form a govenment some of the parties have to compromise and make a coalition. If one of the parties in the coalition disagrees with certain actions they’ll get out of the coalition and elections are needed.

    1. Bert, thank you for the comment and the clear explanation. I wonder how things get done, how does the nation move forward if one disagreement (though the issue may be important) can dissolve an entire coalition government. If you have any thoughts on this, please share. I find it fascinating. Thanks again.

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