Another Election

pancakesThere is an election coming up next week in the Netherlands, and not to be outdone by America, US, or France, we have our own nationalist party with our own populist politician. He has permanently blond hair with the help of chemicals, and a foreign-born wife. We have a form of proportional representation here which results in multiple parties standing in each election, and most often a coalition government. Lately it’s been a centre-right coalition.

I can’t vote, as I’m not a Dutch citizen, but I’ve been watching the news and talking to Dutch friends about the election. And then I came across this image that compares the parties to pancake recipes.

dutch election

Here’s my translation;

How do you make pancakes?

  • VVD: (centre right, leader of coalition) Figure that out for yourself
  • PvdA: (labour party) You make pancakes together
  • CDA: (Christian Democrats) You make pancakes the same way you always have
  • PVV: (Nationalist) Go back to your own land if you don’t know that
  • D66: (liberal) everyone can learn to make pancakes
  • SP: (socialists) with a rotation
  • GroenLinks: (greens) using wind energy
  • Partij voor de Dieren: (animal rights party) with soya milk
  • 50Plus: (pensioners interests) with home help
  • SGP: (calvinist) with God’s help
  • ChristenUnie: also with God’s help
  • DENK: (migrant’s interests) Pancakes are racist
  • Artikel 1: Pancakes are colonialist
  • Pirate party: No-one can know how you cook pancakes
  • GeenPeil: We’ll take a referendum on this
  • Nieuwe Wegen: (new, left wing party) Wij bakken ze heel anders
  • Non Voters: ….

I guess non voters aren’t getting any pancakes.

 

Images; Raspberry Pancake   |   Maria   |   CC NC-ND 2.0

Dutch Pancake Election  |  Bas Bellenan via Alwin Zandvoort