Election Update: Campaign Launched, Exciting in Major Cities –

Election Update: Campaign Launched, Exciting in Major Cities –

The polls will open for the municipal elections on 14, 15 and 16 March. We will keep you informed of updates to our campaigns on a variety of locally and sometimes nationally relevant topics.

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Logically, all eyes are still on the Russian occupation of Ukraine, but the municipal election campaign is already well underway.

Take the riots around a VVD election poster. He dreamed of the Hellendoorn department with the slogan “The advantage is a nice hammock”.

The local PvdA was not doing well. The party reacted immediately – not against the electoral rhetoric required in this case.

“The fact that the VVD portrays the fighting residents in such a contemptuous way can be seen as a great lack of respect. But it could also very well be that they don’t know what they are talking about at the VVD’, he says. announces. RTV East PvdA faction leader Mark Paalman.

VVD party chairman Joost ter Horst wanted to “excite” with this statement, but apologized.

The party announced through MP Thierry Aartsen that the National VVD had nothing to do with the action. “This poster is not the position of the VVD and is not part of our campaign,” Aartsen said in a tweet.

Coincidence or not, former PvdA leader Lodewijk Asscher a few days later – perhaps with a wink:

GroenLinks and D66 neck and neck in major progressive cities

It will be exciting who will become the largest party in some major cities, according to a study by I&O Research commissioned by GroenLinks. GroenLinks and D66 compete for this title in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen.

In these cities, both parties are followed by PvdA, VVD and Party for the Animals, but given the timing from February 25 to March 2, I&O is taking into account that VVD and PvdA can get even closer.

In any case, there is still a lot to gain, as the majority of voters say they have not yet made an election (15% in Amsterdam, 16% in Utrecht, 19% in Groningen). Therefore, the volatile voter war has yet to break out in these three major progressive cities.

It is also remarkable that the FVD in Utrecht only received 0.4% of the votes, despite the hopes of party leader George Woodham: “We are also participating in Utrecht for the awards.

In The Hague, the local party Hart voor Den Haag/Groep de Mos leads almost with nine seats, according to an I&O poll commissioned by the municipality of The Hague. The D66 is in second place. The biggest loser of the court city would then be the VVD. The Liberals would drop from seven to five seats.

Here too, the majority of voters is still in the air. A fifth says they still have to make a choice.

Group leader Richard de Mos and Rita Verdonk van Hart for The Hague during a protest outside the House of Representatives building.

Group leader Richard de Mos and Rita Verdonk van Hart for The Hague during a protest outside the House of Representatives building.

Group leader Richard de Mos and Rita Verdonk van Hart for The Hague during a protest outside the House of Representatives building.

Photographer: FATHER

Young people at the city council

You must be eighteen years old to become an official councillor, but the law also states that you can be elected if you turn eighteen during your term in office. At this point you will also be established.

For example, it is possible to vote for two persons aged 14 years. Femke van Oosterom works for the much sought-after news agency Didam (sixteenth on the Groot Montferland list) and Kas van Alphen in Dongen (sixteenth on the local D66). FATHER from.

Van Alphen is the youngest alderman candidate ever. The party’s Instagram account breaks the previous record of Isis Bloemsma, who was a candidate for councilor in the previous municipal elections in Tilburg. He was fourteen years and seven months old.” If elected, he will not take office until October 2025.

Like young people, of course, old people run to the office. The oldest candidate is the ninety-year-old CDA member Rie Torsing, but her chance of becoming number 35 on the Wijdemeren city council is small.

Torsing sees parallels with the 1950s when it comes to housing. Even then, very few houses were being built, so he had to wait eight years for a house, he told the local CDA service. He therefore finds it “very unfortunate” to see that young people now have little hope in the housing market.

Source: NU