Nearly entire board of elderly party 50Plus resigns

Seven of the eight members of 50Plus' board of directors resigned on Monday night. Only secretary Hylke ten Cate is still in office. According to the party, a conflict arose about the management style and working methods of a number of board members, NOS reports.

The management crisis started when director Marianne Fennema said on Monday night that she did not agree with the board's working method under the leadership of chairman Jan Zoetelief. After her email, the other board members announced their resignation. Zoetelief was then forced to also resign.

The disagreement within the board "slowly evolved towards this apotheosis", a spokesperson for the party said to NOS. 50Plus has a General Meeting scheduled for May 26th. A new board must be elected by then.