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Wilders wants duel-nationality Dutch to lose voting rights

Dutch citizens with dual nationality must lose their voting rights and barred from political positions in the Netherlands, PVV leader Geert Wilders said in an interview with the Dutch daily.

Published: April 10, 2018, 11:37 am

    The Hague

    This is in the interests of “the Netherlands’ survival”, he told De Telegraaf. “The Netherlands is our home. It must be run by Dutch, who are elected by the Dutch. [Run] by Dutch people who do not display the slightest hint of double loyalty”, he told the newspaper.

    Wilders is working on a bill to change the constitution to mirror the example of Australia. In Australia people with dual nationality are not allowed to perform a function in parliament.

    According to the PVV leader, his proposal applies to all nationalities, including Dutch Queen Maxima.

    “I would have no problem if she gave up her Argentinian nationality”, Wilders said. When the third Rutte government took office, Wilders filed a motion of no-confidence against Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs because she has both Dutch and Swedish nationality, according to NOS.

    “Survival of Dutch culture and making sure that we become the boss over ourselves. Over our country, our culture, our laws”, he said. He pointed out that “about a quarter” of the large cities’ municipal councilors “have a name that looks like a non-western immigrant”. He did not want to comment on the loyalty of these people to the Netherlands, but said that the influence of people from “a totally different culture” is much wider than what voters are led to believe.

    Turkish DENK leader, Tunahan Kuzu called Wilders’ statements the “last convulsions” of someone who noticed “that his smear campaigns against groups of Dutch whom he sees as second-class citizens, results in his political downfall and our political rise”, he tweeted.

    The PVV leader sees the looming migration flows of people with a non-Western background as a loyalty problem for the management of the Netherlands. He called the emergence of the parties such as DENK and Nida a negative example of this, but also pointed to a number of D66 people with a Turkish background who were elected with preferential votes at random in the local elections.

    Wilders will be submitting a motion soon to deny people with “double loyalty” their right to vote and may even win a two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives, or the Tweede Kamer. Polls show at least 82 percent of respondents agreeing with Wilders.

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    • Willem

      Fantastic Geert Wilders! Keep pushing for more and more Dutch sovereignty!

    • I want the same for America! Dual nationals shouldn’t be able to vote their torn loyalties. Nor should they hold positions in government, finance, media, and academia, positions they use to our detriment. People would be surprised to learn how many of our Congress critters hold (((dual citizenships))) and how they serve foreign masters, at the expense of the American people.

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