Monday, September 17, 2018

Revolution in Dinkelland

This short film shows mayor F.P.M. (Frans) Willeme of the Dinkelland municipality in the Netherlands. 

On 6 November 2007, the three aldermen of the municipality of Dinkelland withdrew their confidence in Mayor Willeme, which led to a management crisis in the municipality. In a carnavalesk way, Willeme called for a revolution, shouting out “alle macht aan het volk” (“power to the people”).
On December 12, 2007, some 1500 residents demonstrated on the village square to keep Willeme as mayor, but Minister Guusje ter Horst of Internal Affairs decided to dismiss the mayor with honors as of 1 March 2008. She also advised the city council to dismiss the aldermen.

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