The elections for a new parliament have caused remarkable shifts in political Netherlands. It's all recorded here already (tentatively - it's not formal yet). Note the big plusses and minusses. A sharp right turn was made. Basically the moderate center (CDA) has suffered, while the liberals (VVD) became the largest party, but the big gain of the liberal nationalist party (PVV) has shocked many. These results have prompted the prime minister and CDA leader, Jan Peter Balkenende to retreat from politics completely. The sharp constrasts between the parties will obstruct the formation of a strong government, capable of taking firm decisions with a broad support, which seems very important in these times of fragile economical balances. It's almost impossible not to have an opinion about the way ahead for The Netherlands, what is yours?