Jami not nominated for party executive

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27 September 2007, THE HAGUE - Ehsan Jami has not been nominated for the new Labour PvdA party executive. The name of the founder of the committee for former Muslims is not on the list of ten candidates that has been drawn up by the current party executive. The ten were selected from 80 applicants.

27 September 2007

THE HAGUE - Ehsan Jami has not been nominated for the new Labour PvdA party executive. The name of the founder of the committee for former Muslims is not on the list of ten candidates that has been drawn up by the current party executive. The ten were selected from 80 applicants.

The choice was made on the basis of a profile that had been drawn up in advance. In addition to prospective party chairperson Lilianne Ploumen, who was elected by the members earlier this week, the list also includes Tilburg alderman Jan Hamming and former MP Gerrit Valk. The PvdA conference will decide on the definitive composition of the executive on 6 October.

Interim PvdA chairman Ruud Koole said on Thursday on the EO radio programme De Ochtenden that Jami "was treated the same as all other 80 applicants."

Jami, a city council member in Leidschendam-Voorburg, is a controversial figure in the PvdA because of his provocative statements on Islam.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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