Dutch citizens with dual nationality must lose their voting rights and must not be eligible for political positions in the Netherlands, according to PVV leader Geert Wilders. This is in the interests of “the Netherlands’ survival”, he said in an interview with the Telegraaf. “The Netherlands is our country. It must be run by Dutch, who are elected by Dutch. By Dutch wo do not even have the appearance of double loyalty”, he said to the newspaper.
Wilders is working on a bill to change the constitution to the example of Australia. In Australia people with dual nationality are not allowed to perform a function in parliament. According to the PVV leader, his proposal applies to all nationalities. He also doesn’t want to make an exemption for Queen Maxima. “I would have no problem if she lost her Argentinian nationality”, Wilders said. When the Rutte III government took office, Wilders filed a motion of no-confidence against Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs because she has both Dutch and Swedish nationality, according to NOS.