October 26, 2020

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D66 proposes two top candidates to its members

D66 proposes two top candidates to its members


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On Saturday evening, D66 will launch an introductory campaign for the two candidates for the top list in the upcoming parliamentary elections in March. In the Breda Theater Podium Bloos, members can ask questions to the top favorite minister, Sigrid Kaag. Your opponent Ton Visser is only online because he lives and works in China.

Similar meetings will take place on August 22nd and 29th in Nijmegen and Groningen, where party members can get to know the two candidates better. Since the number of available places in connection with the Corona measures is limited, the meetings can also be followed directly online.

The members of D66 can vote between August 20th and September 2nd. The results will be announced no later than September 5th.

The current foreign trade minister is popular in her party. The group’s chairman, Rob Jetten, has already supported them. As party leader Kaag wants to “lead everyone through the crisis well, in a clean and fair economy with new opportunities and new jobs”.

Ton Visser from Oisterwijk in North Brabant also tried to become party leader in 2002 and 2016. At this point he did not receive enough statements of support to run. Visser says he wants more understanding for “people who don’t live like us. People who, like us, are not optimistic and positive and have a reason to be. “