Netherlands: Muslim Party on election ballot in five cities
The Dutch Muslim Party (NMP) will take part in the municipal elections next year in Amsterdam, Almere, the Hague, Rotterdam and Noordoostpolder, chairman Henny Kreeft of Emmeloord said on Monday.
Kreeft is conducting talks with branches in at least five other places, but it's unclear which municipalities those are. According to the chairman, the party platform will be put out after the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which ends at the end of September.
Kreeft's party exists since 2007. The board consists of both immigrants and ethnic Dutch men and women. The NMP strives for a more positive image of Islam. The Emmeloord resident became a Muslim in the 90s. In the past Kreeft was active for D66, Lijst Pim Fortuyn and the local party ONS Noordoostpolder.
Source: Telegraaf (Dutch)
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