Maastrichtenaar Frans Timmermans a potential candidate for Premier

Maastrichtenaar Frans Timmermans wants to become the lijsttrekker (party leader) of coalition party PvdA and GroenLinks. This is what several national media reported today.

The current government, a 4-way coalition between VVD, ChristienUnie, D66 and CDA collapsed on 7 July citing "unbridgeable" differences of opinion on the topic of migration and asylum seekers.

In the upcoming Tweede Kamerverkiezingen elections in November, both parties will have a single electoral list. Timmermans, himself a member of PvdA, will step down as vice president of the European Commission.