ChristenUnie and D66 launch campaigns

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12 February 2007, AMSTERDAM – The ChristenUnie and Democrat D66 kicked off their election campaigns for the Provincial States elections on Saturday. In these elections, planned for 7 March, the public will vote for the members of the Provincial States, which is generally in charge of governing the province.

12 February 2007

AMSTERDAM – The ChristenUnie and Democrat D66 kicked off their election campaigns for the Provincial States elections on Saturday. In these elections, planned for 7 March, the public will vote for the members of the Provincial States, which is generally in charge of governing the province.

The representatives that serve in the Provincial States in turn choose the members of the Provincial Executive – which is in charge of the day to day governing of the province – and the members of the Upper House of Parliament.

At the D66 conference in Utrecht D66 parliamentary faction leader Alexander Pechtold said in his speech that he was annoyed at plans from outgoing Labour PvdA Senator Erik Jurgens to have the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) investigate how the Netherlands became involved in the war in Iraq. He said such an investigation had little point since the NIOD cannot hear people under oath.

Faction leader in the senate for ChristenUnie Egbert Schuurman spoke to his party in Eindhoven and noted once again that more and more Catholics are feeling drawn to the ChristenUnie. “I have had phone calls over the past few days from the Catholic Family Council in Brabant and the young Catholics from Tilburg who support the ChristenUnie’s participation in the government.”

For the first time in history the ChristenUnie also has Catholic candidates on its list for the Provincial States elections.

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Subject: Dutch news

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