Amsterdam gets left-leaning coalition, including March election’s big losers

The Amtel river with the city hall complex in the distance. Photo:
The Amstel river with the city hall complex in the distance. Photo:

Amsterdam’s new administration will be a left-leaning coalition made up of GroenLinks, D66, the Socialists and the Labour party.

Labour and D66 leaders issued Twitter statements on Tuesday, saying that a deal had been reached. The names of potential aldermen were already released last week, as was the new coalition’s plan to tackle the excesses of tourism.

Plans for the city’s finances, housing problems, sustainability and mobility will all be published on Thursday. Next Wednesday, a full meeting of the council will discuss the plans and the naming of the eight aldermen.

GroenLinks was the big winner in the local elections in March but the other three parties in the coalition all saw their support shrink.

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