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Femke Halsema - the first woman elected as mayor of Amsterdam

She is a former political leader

  • June 28, 2018 16:07
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Former GroenLinks leader and former member of parliament, Femke Halsema is the new mayor of Amsterdam. Completing the turn to the left of the political spectrum when it comes to Amsterdam politics. Halsema will be the first female mayor of Amsterdam. She will be also the first mayor of Amsterdam to be a member of GroenLinks. The expectation is that Halsema will be officially appointed next month.

A total of 114 people applied to be mayor of Amsterdam in two application rounds. In the first round 29 people applied, only four with administrative experience, so the vacancy was opened a second time. In that round, 85 people submitted applications. The search for a new mayor follows the death of Eberhard van der Laan in October. Van der Laan was mayor of Amsterdam for 7 years.

Source: Amsterdam Municipality