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Netherlands elections 2012

Netherlands Prime Minister and conservative-liberal party VVD leader, Mark Rutte, shows his delight ahead of his party’s victory in the Netherlands general election, September 12, 2012.

Yes, that is write. The elections 2012 had passed. I follow with interest this elections to see how is going to be the future of the Netherlands, more taxes or not, more immigrantes or not, etc.

Here are the main differences between the main parties:

 

PVV

Liberal


Party for Freedom advocates a stronger and better Netherlands with a sustainable economy. A country that is proud of its own identity, it appoints and for the preservation thereof rises. The PVV wants to provide more security for citizens, a more dignified care for older and better education. The government should patronize less-less bureaucracy, but more efficient. The party opposes implementation of ‘left hobbies’ as numerous grants and development. The PVV is best known for the struggle against the “Islamization” in our country, because it goes against Western values ​​and norms. Spearhead is the tough approach to criminal behavior on the streets and Islamic terrorism. This is in the form of more police and tougher penalties. The PVV also wants a halt to immigration from non-Western immigrants, tax reduction, abolition of the European Parliament, investing more in roads, and animal rights in the Constitution. Regarding Islamization wants the party to stop the building of more mosques and a ban on the Koran, the PVV is also against the wearing of headscarves in public buildings. The JPA wants to amend the constitution to the point of equality before the law of each resident, to the Dutch culture to be able to explain.

 
Green

Progressive Socialist


Green Party stands for green, social and tolerant. The environmentally conscious party strives for a healthy and safe environment, and seeks to other sustainable ways of living, working and doing business. Clean energy, good public transport and construction of routes bring employment. Investing in environmental and climate also provides lower housing costs by eg energy efficient construction and insulation. The party also wants to raise taxes on polluting production. Green believes everyone deserves opportunities and therefore calls for a good education. Other priorities: resistance against exploitation and oppression of groups and peoples, equitable distribution of power, knowledge, possession, employment and income, and radical democratization of government and enterprises. Green wants to create a welfare focused on interests of the weakest groups in society such as young immigrants, disabled and single mothers. The party is strongly against discrimination and advocates for women’s emancipation.Rich elderly according to GL should help pay to the State, the child must be dependent on income and mortgage limits. The material consumption in Western countries would have to go down so that the ecological balance is restored. The motto is: Green works .

 
SP

Socialist


The Socialist Party’s goal a society where human dignity, equality and solidarity are central. This is reflected for example in health care and home care: more hands to the bed and decent care and attention. It calls for a revaluation of the work, which also needs to be made ​​more attractive. This equates to cuts in red tape and reducing the human dimension in healthcare institutions. The Socialist Party is against such forces and top salaries in the care and finds that the socio-economic differences should be reduced.This identifies the party with the “common people”. The biggest bugbear of the party is the ‘divide’, which would mean that only rich and powerful have access to facilities should be available for everyone. The SP calls for the construction of housing for senior citizens, want fairer income distribution, it is against the ‘European superstate’, wants to promote fair trade and would not impose peace but rather promote. According to the party, the Netherlands must be humane and socially.

 
D66

Social and Liberal


Democrats ’66 strives for a sustainable, harmonious society and does so by relying on their own strength and development of people. Fundamental values ​​of freedom and equality of every human being. D66 wants to share the wealth and reward performance. The party is also seeking radical democratization of society and the political system, including inter alia the abolition of the Senate. Priorities: Selected administrators at all levels, teaching self improvement and achieving greater recognition for teachers. Investing in knowledge is seen as essential, and the Netherlands as a leader in education is a mission. Besides including abolition of the compulsory identification and international protection of gay people. D66 is in favor of a general amnesty, international cooperation in the field of criminal law, labor migration and asylum, and international exchange links with educational institutions to curb radicalism. Because D66 wants people not only involved in elections, the party in favor of referenda as part of the constitutional renewal .

 
CDA

Christian Democratic


Christian Democratic Alliance sees the common values ​​and standards as the cement of society, and considers that this government may employ, partly by personal example. The Bible is hereby inspiration. Key points are public justice, spread responsibility, solidarity and stewardship. This represents security for citizens by a reliable but increasingly smaller government that sets limits and ensures that everyone can flourish. In addition, a joint responsibility for a good society, and decision where it is most suitable. The CDA advocates engagement between generations and between income groups, because “we are only humans continue to live together.” Charity is the key here. Because according to the CDA only borrowed from God, we need to ensure future generations good care. The party believes that government gifts and talents of all citizens must use. Regarding Social Security wants the CDA taxes income depends so keep sufficient purchasing power for everyone is guaranteed.

 
Labour

Social-Democratic


Labour Party wants to work on a strong and socially Netherlands. This represents investment in a society where there is a fair distribution of money and equal opportunities for all. Motto is: The strongest shoulders carry the heaviest loads. PvdA wants to work, affordable care and a decent income for all citizens, including socially disadvantaged, people who need debt relief and welfare recipients. Therefore, the party in favor of a comprehensive system of social security, particularly to combat poverty and to protect citizens against loss of income due to illness or unemployment. This welfare includes regulation of the education, health and childcare. Funding comes through government subsidies and high taxes for especially high incomes. Labour Is also strongly fraud, excessive top incomes, bonuses and certain privatizations counter. The drive for full employment remains above a central task for social democracy. Paid work is the primary source of independent income. It gives the PvdA’s name.

 
Party for the Animals

Honeymooners


Party for the Animals is significant that our society uncivilized handling animals and the wallet is more important. A civilized intercourse with animals also means a civilized relations between people. Therefore, respect for each other’s cultures and education among others aimed at strengthening respect for human and animal. The PvdD advocates measures that seek to ensure that everyone has a standard of living that is high enough. A natural, clean and safe environment is important. The Party for the Animals is for the abolition of the bio-industries where economies of scale and innovations are bad for humans and animals. The party is also against animal testing, hobby hunting, ritual slaughter of piglets without anesthetic and the overfishing of the seas.Constitutional rights of animals should be recorded. Society is thus viewed differently: There are more important things than the mortgage and the construction of asphalt. The PvdD therefore proposes that the animal theme traditional political divisions between left and right, religious and atheistic transcends.

 
VVD

Liberal


The People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy is committed to safety, working and enterprising people. Some key issues are taxes, encouraging entrepreneurship, stiffer penalties, strong defense within NATO and good education. The starting point is thefreedom of the individual . The VVD aims for a society in which citizens enjoy relative freedom by protecting civil rights and limiting the power of state and church. VVD is in favor of a ‘tit for tat’ policy: a comprehensive security approach that fights crime. The VVD wants also hundreds laws removing or simplifying a large administrative burden savings and achieve complex rules with many exemptions. The party calls for investments in (higher) education and infrastructure allowing Netherlands stronger. Furthermore, the VVD that the government return to the core: safety, maintaining public order, defense of the democratic rule of law, market surveillance, provision of public goods and the provision of social security. The VVD believes that people themselves have to make choices.

 
Christian Union

Christian-Social


The Christian Union is a party from the Christian faith aims to influence the governance of our country. With an eye to the reality of the party relies on the Bible and “God’s command to him, and to love our fellow man.” The Christian Union is to ensure spiritual and political freedoms, also wants the party room for the family and investing in a sustainable society. This means job opportunities, money for a good education with values, time for the children, freedom of faith expression, attention to vulnerable groups and act against bluntness on the streets and TV. The CU favors curse prohibited. Homosexuality is difficult for the party, as well as legalization of drugs where the Christian Union against. Also, the Christian Union opposes more gambling houses, prostitution and performing euthanasia. The latter also applies to unborn life, according to the party should be protected.

 
SGP

Christian Reformed


The Political Reformed Party stands for a biblical course , a credible policy and legislation in line with biblical values. Directors from a recognizable base and identity, rooted in the ‘Word of God’. The Party committed on Safety, Sundays, and resting To visit one another. This requires a robust approach to degradation and pollution, that is why the party is a basic police in all centers and villages. The party supports the promotion of contacts between local authorities, churches and social institutions, and would thus close to the citizen. SGP is committed to a positive and constructive contribution for anyone at any level. Protection of life is of paramount importance. The SGP points public expressions of non-Christian religions, but for freedom of conscience. The conservative viewpoints find their culmination in the position of women in the SGP, as it is not on behalf of the party or representative may hold administrative offices.

 
Proud of the Netherlands

Politics 2.0


Proud of the Netherlands, known TON or Pride, has ten main themes that they set as a priority in the coming period. The individual is central, however. Citizens can make an active contribution to the development of these themes through the so-called “wiki system. In this way seeks the party problems, views, opinions, suggestions, experiences, ideas and solutions to identify and eventually processed into work programs. Some themes are already solutions. The liberal Proud Netherlands advocates reducing rules and a strict and clear immigration. For combating traffic congestion advocates Pride for high quality public transport which may include free, promote flexible working and home working, and reduce bottlenecks. In terms of education wants Proud of the Netherlands a reversal of current policies. No more striving towards a final level and educating gray mice, but education that matches the capabilities of the individual. Entrepreneurship is promoted by the small, effective government Proud of the Netherlands aims. The voice of the citizen indicates in general the difference.

So this is it. This is Netherlands main parties. See you next time,

Sérgio.

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