A second MP for the anti-Islam party PVV is to head a local election campaign for the party, without giving up his seat in parliament.
Raymond de Roon is to head the PVV’s campaign in his home town of Almere, party leader Geert Wilders said on Monday.
Earlier, fellow MP Sietse Fritsma was appointed head of the local election campaign in the Hague. Both men will continue to serve as MPs as well as local councillors, if elected.
Wilders himself is bottom of the Hague list. Placing a popular candidate who does not intend to take the job on the list is a ploy often used by parties to bolster support.
The PVV says it is only contesting the March 3 local elections in the Hague and Almere, because of a shortage of good candidates.
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