A newly elected provincial councillor for the anti-Islam PVV in Gelderland has dual nationality, local paper the Gelderlander reports.
Petra Kouwenberg’s party is totally opposed to dual nationality, especially for people in politicial jobs, claiming there is a risk of conflict of interest.
Kouwenberg has Dutch and Turkish nationality but failed to inform party officials. She is one of six new PVV provincial councillors.
PVV leader Geert Wilders told news agency ANP Kouwenberg herself had only just become aware of her Turkish nationality and would be taking steps to renounce it as soon as possible.
Kouwenberg herself is a total newcomer to politics and has not commented on the situation.
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