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On 4 September, ALDE member party D66 in the Netherlands elected Sigrid Kaag as its new leader. Kaag, who currently serves as Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Dutch government, received 95.7% of the vote against challenger Ton Visser.
Kaag thanked her voters for their confidence and stated that she wants to use this opportunity to install new leadership for everyone in the Netherlands. D66 also hopes that Kaag will be the leading candidate for the party in the upcoming parliamentary elections of 2021, with a chance of becoming the first Dutch female prime minister.
ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen congratulated Kaag on her election and the prominent role she will play during the parliamentary campaign.
Fantastisch om met zoveel steun te zijn verkozen tot lijsttrekker van D66. Dank aan D66-leden voor het vertrouwen!— Sigrid Kaag (@SigridKaag) September 4, 2020
Wie idealen heeft, moet er staan op het moment dat het ertoe doet. Dat moment voor mij is nu. Het is tijd voor nieuw leiderschap. Voor iedereen in Nederland. pic.twitter.com/RdICdA24ts
Met overweldigende meerderheid van 95,7% kozen D66'ers @SigridKaag tot nieuwe D66-leider. 11.577 leden stemden mee in onze lijsttrekkersverkiezing.— D66 (@D66) September 4, 2020
Het is tijd voor nieuw leiderschap.
Voor iedereen in Nederland.
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Photo credit: D66
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