Successor For Resigned PvdA MP
Although it briefly looked like it would be taking some time before a replacement would be found for Myrthe Hilkens, is the chair in the House already occupied. Marith Rebel-Volp will take place in the House for the Labour Party.
Rebel-Volp is GP, policy advisor to the National Association of General Practitioners and chairman of the Association of Dutch Female Doctors (VNVA).
It's a bit a game of musical chairs at the Labour Party. Originally it was intended that Rebel would temporarily replace the pregnant Yasemin Cegerek That position is now temporarily occupied by Henk Leenders, leader of the Labour Party in the Provincial Council of Brabant.
When the person on the list directly below Hilkens, the logical successor, was asked, he let know that he had to decline for the position in the House. Yasin Torunoglu, alderman in Eindhoven, said the find it an honor to be asked for the function, but found also that being an alderman in the 'smartest city’ in the Netherlands, was an honorable job.
Labour Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher declined to comment on a report which was published on Thursday in the Telegraph, which stated that there is much dissatisfaction in the group of the PvdA in the House. Party leader Diederik Samsom was not available for comment. The PvdA group of the House currently resides in Sneek for a few days.