THE HAGUE, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Both the leader of Dutch Liberals party VVD Mark Rutte and Labor leader Diederik Samsom said that they should look at the "possibilities to form a coalition together," local media NOS reported on Friday.
The two leaders said this after their meeting with Henk Kamp, who is currently caretaker Minister of Social Affairs and was assigned the task of making preparations to start the formation of a new coalition government following Wednesday's election.
The ruling VVD (People's Party for Freedom and Democracy) won 41 seats, ten more than in 2010, out of the total 150 parliamentary seats, while the Labor Party (PvdA) got 38 seats.
Rutte earlier on Friday told journalists that "both winners of the elections should have talks together," as the two garnered around "40 seats each while the party that comes third, has only 15 seats."
He added that the to-be-appointed-informateur should work with both winning parties VVD and PvdA first, but a third party would also be welcome.
Samsom, for his part, said that "the differences between Labor and the Liberals can be overcome."
However, it remains unclear who will be appointed as the informateur, the person who will lead the negotiations to put together a new alliance.