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Response to internal D66 vote European elections


Dear Friends,   

During the past months, I ran in the primary to lead my party D66’s  list for the next European Elections. At the very moment we need a strong Europe, support for it can not be taken for granted. I believe we need change, and to bring European solutions closer to people.  

I did not win the primary, and I will not run for European Parliament in 2019.   

Of course I ran to win. But in the end, there can never be loss in standing for what you believe in. From now on, it is one team one goal towards the EP elections.  

To everyone that helped and supported me: THANKYOU.