Peter Rehwinkel new mayor of Groningen

Peter Rehwinkel, currently mayor of Naarden, is set to be appointed the new mayor of Groningen when Jacques Wallage steps down in July.

Rehwinkel, who was born in the northern capital, is a former MP for the Labour party and won unanimous backing from the selection committee.
In the Netherlands mayors are crown appointees. Attempts to introduce some form of elections for mayors have flopped.

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