"No double nationality for Ministers"

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15 February 2007, AMSTERDAM — State Secretaries Ahmed Aboutaleb and Nebahat Albayrak must not be allowed into the new cabinet, the nationalist Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid) says, because they each have two passports. According to the party leader Geert Wilders, a minister or a state secretary should only have one nationality.

15 February 2007

AMSTERDAM — State Secretaries Ahmed Aboutaleb and Nebahat Albayrak must not be allowed into the new cabinet, the nationalist Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid) says, because they each have two passports. According to the party leader Geert Wilders, a minister or a state secretary should only have one nationality.

The party submitted a motion on Thursday morning proposing an amendment to the law on Dutch citizenship.

Aboutaleb, representing the Labour Party (PvdA) will be the State Secretary of Social Affairs in the new cabinet and is of Moroccan origin. His fellow party member Albayrak originally comes from Turkey and will be State Secretary of Justice.

Albayrak is going to be working in the interests of Turkish people, Wilders said.

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Subject: Dutch news

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