Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders is unable to turn his election promises into policy.
Dutch publicist and former politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali made this statement on Sunday in a Dutch current affairs programme. Mr Hirsi Ali, who is known for being an outspoken critic of Islam, said:
"He has a good sense for what people find important. But if you are unable to form a coalition, unable to work together with other parties and to make compromises, your arguments will never be translated into policy."
The former politician believes voters will turn their backs on the populist Freedom Party. She feels the fall of the cabinet was a good thing, but fears the Netherlands could be entering a period of political instability in which one short-lived cabinet succeeds an other.
Ms Hirsi Ali currently works for the conservative US think tank American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC
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