Entire PvdA party executive resigns

26th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Labour party PvdA will continue with an interim executive after the unexpected resignation of party chairman Michiel van Hulten. Ruud Koole, who handed over chairmanship of the party to Van Hulten 18 months ago, will take on this position once again for the time being.

26 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Labour party PvdA will continue with an interim executive after the unexpected resignation of party chairman Michiel van Hulten. Ruud Koole, who handed over chairmanship of the party to Van Hulten 18 months ago, will take on this position once again for the time being.

Tension among the members of the executive was the reason for the resignation of the party executive, not the election campaign, said party leader Wouter Bos on Wednesday evening after the entire executive had announced its departure.

The PvdA top met until late on Wednesday to decide how to continue after the resignation of Van Hulten, which was announced earlier in the day. Van Hulten said he was leaving because of criticism directed at him from part of the executive. 

The outgoing party executive said in a statement that differences in opinion on the course the party should take or reform to the party did not play a part in the decision to resign.

"The relationships between those in the executive were such that the members could no longer work together," Wouter Bos said after the meeting.

Bos said the party cannot afford ineffective leadership at the moment. The interim executive will remain in place until the party conference in the autumn.

An insider says that the relationships among members had been deteriorating for some time and that the poor results of the election further affected the atmosphere.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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