New regional party wants independent Friesland
Referendum called for in hope of a better future for Friesland
30 October 2006
LEEUWAARDEN - Friesland must become an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. That is the finding of the new regional party deFriezen. The party will participate next year in the elections for the provincial states. Chairman Doede Damsma of deFriezen proposed Monday that the Friesian population must be able to pronounce itself in a referendum concerning independence.
The party comes with this proposal because there are many complaints in the Friesian states and municipalities concerning their lack of powers.
“Everyone complains, but nobody does anything. All the political parties in Friesland will spend attention on this matter in their election programmes.” thus said Damsma.
The political party deFriezen think that with an independent status within the kingdom they will be able to realise a better future for Friesland.
Should the Friesian states reject a referendum proposal, the party then wants a citizen initiative to force the public opinion.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Dutch news