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Chaotic farewell to Accounting Office

30 September 2008 - Quarrelling, the Zuidoost district council bid farewell to the Accounting Office tonight. The opposition said that a final attempt at reconciliation should have been made.

Especially the PvdA ran into a conflict with the Accounting Office after the publication of a report on conflicts of interest related to subsidies. After months of mediation failed to produce reconciliation, PvdA and coalition partner VVD tonight supported a proposal to accept the resignation of Victor Eiff, the director of the Accounting Office.

Wim Mos of opposition party OZO called PvdA party leader a 'hypocrite'. When Dalgliesh rejected that criticism while motivating her vote, members of the opposition called on council chairman Lourens Burgers (PvdA) to stop her.

Burgers refused, and members of the opposition accused him of being biased. Burgers adjourned the meeting ('we cannot have a meeting in this way'). After the adjournment, the decision to break with Eiff was taken after all.

Earlier, OZO had proposed to make one final attempt at reconciliation with Eiff. Coalition parties rejected this proposal, because it would only result in a repetition.

Opposition parties said that the PvdA wanted rid of a critical Accounting Office. The VVD suggested that the problem was Eiff, who would have a large ego and would have wanted the district council down on its knees.


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