Leefbaar Rotterdam

Leefbaar Rotterdam is a local right-wing populist party which rose to fame with Pim Fortuyn, the maverick politician who was murdered in 2002. Under Fortuyn, Leefbaar Rotterdam became the biggest party on the council, winning 17 seats in 2002. In 2009 it has 14 seats and is the second biggest party in Rotterdam but is not part of the ruling coalition. Initially Leefbaar Rotterdam was against the appointment of Ahmed Aboutaleb, the city’s first mayor from an ethnic minority, but later grudgingly accepted him.

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