Party leaders of the opposition parties SP, Party for the Animals, Ja21, BBB and MP Omtzigt today sent the three-page letter with numerous critical questions about the way in which Bergkamp and the presidium have approached it.

    “We would like to ask you for a clear explanation about what happened, in the interest of the reputation of the House of Representatives,” write Marijnissen, Ouwehand, Pouw-Verweij, Van der Plas, Omtzigt and Leijten. They call the issue “important for confidence in our democracy and our institutions.”

    On Wednesday evening, it was leaked via NRC that the presidium, the executive committee of the House of Representatives, wants an independent investigation to Arib’s performance in her period as Speaker of the House of Representatives.