The campaign for the communal elections in 2006 is getting underway. The political parties have started bombarding the public with proposals to woo voters. Early last week we already saw a proposal from Fortuynist Liveable Rotterdam to prevent unproductive populations to be born, by compulsory abortion and contraception.
Later last week the Green GroenLinks party launched a proposal (Dutch) to include those foreigners in the National Franchise who are:
born in The Netherlands and over 18 years of age
living in The Netherlands for a minimum of 5 years and over 18 years of age.
The people under this definition have the right to become Dutch citizens. They just fail to apply for it. Femke Halsema who presented the proposal said that the law is meant for people who forget to file for citizenship and those who do not file for citizenship because of a conflict of loyalty.
Basically Ms. Halsema is looking to give those people the vote that specifically have NO LOYALTY to the rest of the nation.