19 mei 1999 - NIGHT OF WIEGEL; PAARS-II VALT

Den Haag – After a debate of 16 hour, the vote against by VVD celebrity Hans Wiegel ensures that the proposal for the 'corrective referendum' does not pass the Senate. D66, the strong supporter of that referendum, calls for the fall of the cabinet. The next day Kok offers his resignation. The application for dismissal was withdrawn a month later. In the period (tot 2002) who follows Pim Fortuyn, especially fed with his criticism of "Purple".