LPF closes party office

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3 May 2007, AMSTERDAM – Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of Pim Fortuyn's assassination and on Friday the party office of the Lijst Pim Foruyn (LPF) will close its doors, the Volkskrant reports.

3 May 2007

AMSTERDAM – Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of Pim Fortuyn's assassination and on Friday the party office of the Lijst Pim Foruyn (LPF) will close its doors, the Volkskrant reports.

The closing of the party office is inevitable, says party secretary Jens van der Vorm-de Rijke, because the LPF has lost its subsidy from the home affairs ministry.

The closing down of the office also looks like an overture to the dissolution of the LPF party. Members will decide on this in June. Jens van der Vorm-de Rijke is not expecting a positive outcome.

"But our 1,200 members will have to decide themselves. It has always been up to the members," the secretary says, who has formed the party executive over the past few years along with Bert Snel (chairman/treasurer) and Laetitia Simonis (general board member).

A poll on the future of the party was held among the members after the LPF failed to gain a seat in Parliament in last year's general elections in November. Most of the 250 respondents said at the time that they opposed dissolving the party.

Van der Vorm-de Rijke says the party still has about 10 city council members and one alderman throughout the country.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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