Ideas, Ideals and Pressure for Change. Fifty Years of D66
(Ariejan Korteweg) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2016, № 24, PP. 304-305
On the 14th October 1966 everything in the politics of the Netherlands changed. A band of 44 men and one woman, founded D66 - a party that intended to cock a snook at the political establishment which was still organized according to traditional blocks. Away with presorted electoral cohorts that ran their lives and welfare along Catholic, Protestant, Dutch Reformed, social democratic or liberal lines. In their place a party of ideas and ideals that wanted to kick hard and topple the house of cards that was vested interest.