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More male and white MP’s

24 November 2006 – The number of ethnic minority MP’s will drop from 16 to 11 or 12, Allochtonenweblog predicts. Half of them are from Amsterdam.

The Amsterdammers expected to be elected are Samira Abbos (Social-Democrat PvdA), John Leerdam (PvdA), Sadet Karabulut (SP), Laetitia Griffith (Conservative VVD), Naïma Azough (Green Party GroenLinks) and Tofik Dibi (GroenLinks). The ANP news agency further calculated that the share of women MP’s will drop from 39 to 36%.

The situation can still change if MP’s become members of the new government and if non-elected candidates enter Parliament on the basis of preferential votes. For example, Khadija Arib stands a good chance of becoming an MP again if the PvdA will be part of the new government.

Fatma Koser Kaya (Social-Liberal D66) might benefit from the campaign Turkish organisations waged for her, to protest against the position of PvdA and Christian-Democrat CDA in the debate about the Armenian genocide. The preferential votes will be published Monday.

Allochtonenweblog (in Dutch)

UPDATE 27 November 2006 - It has just been announced that Koser Kaya has indeed won a seat in Parliament, 34,564 people having voted for her.


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