Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 16:48
Next PVV senate leader in another patronage scandal
The son of PVV politician Marjolein Faber managed the PVV's parliamentary website on behalf of the next PVV senate leader, RTL reports. Earlier, Faber was discredited for hiring her son to work on PVV Gelderland's website, but party leader Geert Wilders never forced her to resign. Faber was willing to refund the cost of the Gelderland site and claims that she did not breach any rules of the Senate. The party has not answered if they will compensate all expenses occurred during the investigation of the incident. Faber stormed out of her own integrity hearing regarding the patronage hiring last week. Before she left, she stated that her "formal legal sense in the spirit of legislation" does not violate any rules. Party leader Geert Wilders agrees that no rules have been violated but calls the incident "clumsy". He states that Faber's son does not work with the PVV Gelderland website anymore.