A Moroccan Elected to a Senior Position in the Dutch Parliament

The parliamentarian Mohammed Chahim, a Dutchman from Moroccan origin, has been elected deputy leader of the Dutch Social Democratic worker’s party, which is the second largest parliamentary party in the country with 147 members.

Dr. Mohammed Chahim, a member of the Dutch Labour Party, has been elected to the European Parliament to become vice-president of the Social Democratic Party.

Mohammed Chahim announced on his Twitter page his election as vice-president of the Social Democratic Party, expressing his gratitude to all those who supported him and stating that he would continue his fight for “Europe for all”.

Mohamed Shaheem, who has been a member of the European Parliament since the ninth legislative session of the European Parliament, was born on April 18, 1985 in Fez. He is a Dutch politician and a member of the Labour Party.

Meanwhile, seven other Dutch nationals of Moroccan origin were elected to the Dutch Parliament in the last elections. Thus, occupying the first position of the most foreign representatives in the legislative institution, which comprises 150 parliamentarians, according to Dutch media sources.

The election of seven Moroccan candidates to the Dutch legislative institution was held in the Netherlands over a period of three days, due to health conditions and the state of emergency declared in the country due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Dutch media sources also confirmed that Moroccan representatives had become the most representative foreigners in the Dutch parliament, ahead of their Turkish counterparts by three, and by two more from Suriname.

It is worth noting that a large group of the Moroccan community lives in the Netherlands, as in other countries of the European Union, and a number of Dutch of Moroccan origin have held important ministerial positions.

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