Politics

BornHere
Mar 20 '14 14:03

The man has been the quarry of many news and social media rampages for the last week, and it's not over yet as the very nationals Geert Wilders seems to have something against are retaliating, with anger but also humor.

Mar 20 '14 09:41

The Dutch Moroccan Cooperation Bond is going to file a complaint against PVV-leader Geert Wilders. The organization is also calling on anyone who feels personally distressed by Wilders to report him as well.

Mar 20 '14 09:18

Geert Wilders, with his choice of words about the entire population of Morocco and their unwelcome place in The Hague, has angered many, but one politician is taking a moment to address other political parties about what the statement means for them.

Vote
Mar 20 '14 08:46

Despite a somber prediction, voter-turnout at the municipal council elections on Wednesday was higher than expected with 53.8 percent of the population eligible to vote taking to the polling stations.

Mar 20 '14 08:29

The Liberal People's party of Roermond (LVR) has won big in Roermond. This, despite the fact that the party's establisher Jos van Rey is suspected of corruption.

Mar 20 '14 08:01

D66-leader Alexander Pechtold happily congratulated his party on the win in Utrecht. "Today it was proven that D66 is a party that takes chances", he said.

Lilian Janse
Mar 20 '14 07:53

Lilian Janse has made history in Vlissingen as she has become the first female to represent the SGP in the municipal council.

Political posters
Mar 20 '14 07:21

Municipal councils throughout the country got an extreme makeover at the local elections Wednesday. The CDA is still the biggest party, but the PvdA and the VVD have had to swallow big losses as they saw their leading positions slip away in many places.

Mar 19 '14 18:12

The Liberal People's Party (LVR) led by Jos van Rey is plagued by defacement of posters and a Facebook page with almost 3,500 'Likes' that mocks the party. The party filed a police report about the defacement of their posters.

Mar 19 '14 17:44

"Vote for change tomorrow! Vote Leefbaar Rotterdam!" says an ad that appeared on the front page of the Rotterdam edition of the 'Metro' today. The ad was placed by mistake, calling people to cast their votes for Leefbaar Rotterdam on Thursday, March 20, instead of today.

Mar 19 '14 17:13

So far 29 percent of eligible voters have cast their votes in the city council elections, according to polling agency Ipsos, based on a poll around 15:30. The turnout is the same as in 2010.

Mar 19 '14 16:49

Mohamed Derkaoui, candidate council member for the Liberal People's Party Roermond (LVR) apologized for saying homosexuality is a disease.

Mar 19 '14 14:30

Two Dutch Uzbeks, who have lived in the Netherlands since 2008, are currently detained on the Russian airport Domodedovo in Moscow since March 8. A Russian court just extended their remand until mid April and is investigating whether to extradite them to their homeland, Uzbekistan.

Mar 19 '14 13:13

PvdA-leader Diederik Samsom has cast his vote in the municipality of Leiden. At around 8 a.m., his ballot went into the box at care center Topaz Groenhoven, he said on Twitter.

Stemfie
Mar 19 '14 12:37

This election may be suffering from low voter-turnout, but that doesn't mean those who didn't vote already didn't have any fun doing it. This year, selfies at the municipal council elections has been officially okayed.

Mar 19 '14 10:58

At train stations in big cities, voters formed long queues this morning to vote at the special booths.

Ron Meyer
Mar 19 '14 09:43

Ron Meyer, of the SP council in Heerlen, has been named best council member in the Netherlands.

Political posters
Mar 19 '14 07:23

According to a poll from Ipsos, done as a task for the NOS, the voter-turnout for the municipal council elections on Wednesday will be the lowest ever. Only 43 percent of those questioned will be voting.

Mar 19 '14 07:10

The frontrunner for a local party in Dongen, Brabant, has possibly encouraged his party members to recruit voters. The municipality announced on their website that the mayor has filed a report on Tuesday.

Vote
Mar 19 '14 06:45

Several hundred people were able to cast their votes at the beginning of the night for the municipal council elections. This could be done in The Hague, Tilburg and Haarlemmermeer, het Parool reports

Mar 18 '14 17:08

Leaders from Canada, France, Japan, Germany, U.S., Italy, and Great-Britain, the G7, will discuss the Crimea crisis next week in The Hague during the nuclear summit, announced the White House Tuesday. The Russian President, Putin, signed an agreement earlier today, annexing Crimea into the Russian Federation.

Mar 18 '14 14:39

Dutch people who had to flee Indonesia between 1950 and 1970, numbering 380,000, are still owed millions by the Dutch government, according to journalist Griselda Molemans.

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Mar 18 '14 13:53

Laura Geest, the Director of the Central Bureau for Planning CPB has said that the unrest in Ukraine could may well disrupt the economic recovery of the Netherlands.

Political posters
Mar 18 '14 13:29

Half of all Dutch people don't know a single council member in their municipality, not even from hearsay. Of people under 35 years of age, 60 percent can't name one council member.

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