The college in The Hague fell on Wednesday after a day earlier it appeared that two aldermen of the largest party Groep de Mos have been identified as suspects in a major corruption investigation.
The aldermen of The Hague Richard de Mos (Economy) and Rachid Guernaoui (Finance) already announced on Tuesday that they would withdraw during the investigation, but the VVD, D66 and GroenLinks lecture parties no longer want to continue with Groep de Mos.
The coalition in The Hague consisted of Groep de Mos (eight seats), VVD (seven seats), D66 (six seats) and GroenLinks (five seats). On Wednesday evening another debate will take place in the city council about the situation that has arisen.
Dozens of detectives invaded Tuesday in the office of the suspicious aldermen in the town hall. The duo are accused of corruption and violation of official secrecy.
In concrete terms, this includes the suspicion of arranging permits for payment. Both aldermen were questioned on Tuesday, but are not stuck.
Entrepreneurs also suspected of involvement
Three Hague entrepreneurs have also been designated as suspects. One of them is also on the list of candidates of Group de Mos. He would have supported the party financially "in exchange for favors". According to the judiciary, these favors include receiving confidential information from the city council.
A firearm with ammunition has been seized in the home of one of the entrepreneurs. The suspected entrepreneur in question has been detained, but has been released after questioning.