THE NETHERLANDS. Four MPs are hoping to become the lower house of parliament’s new chairman in Wednesday’s vote: Ton Elias of the ruling VVD; Martin Bosma (PVV), Khadija Arib (PvdA) and Madeleine van Toorenburg (CDA).
The job of the chairman is to keep order during debates and run parliamentary business. The position became vacant in December when Anouchka van Miltenburg resigned over the Teeven drug deal scandal.
Bosma and Arib are the two deputy speakers and Arib stood in for Miltenburg in the past.
Political pundits said earlier that Bosma, although an experienced MP, is unlikely to get the job because he has called parliament ‘fake’ on several occasions.
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