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Outgoing State Secretary Mona Keijzer (Economic Affairs) was fired by the outgoing cabinet on Saturday.

Her statements about the corona pass not only led to indignation among members of parliament on Saturday, but also to a discussion about her position within the cabinet and the CDA.

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"The statements made by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, Mona Keijzer, made in today's interview with

De Telegraaf

, are not compatible with decisions recently taken by the Council of Ministers, which are of an important and weighty nature." says outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte in a statement.

Rutte says in his statement that with the approval of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy Stef Blok and after consultation with the three deputy prime ministers, he has decided to nominate Keijzer for dismissal with immediate effect.

Her activities are taken over by Blok.

In an interview in

De Telegraaf,

Keijzer pointed

to the high vaccination rate.

She finds it "increasingly difficult to explain" that people with the pass must show that they have been vaccinated or tested in order to enter a cafe or restaurant.

Keijzer's statements were striking, because the cabinet speaks with one mouth.

A minister may be against a cabinet proposal, but must accept it if the Council of Ministers decides otherwise.

All ministers will then support the decision externally.

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