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[Nettime-nl] Netherlands March 3, 2010 municipal elections: voting to lo
Tjebbe van Tijen via Chello on Wed, 3 Mar 2010 16:59:30 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-nl] Netherlands March 3, 2010 municipal elections: voting to loose your voice for 1500 days

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Netherlands March 3, 2010 municipal elections: voting to loose your voice for 1500 days

March 3, 2010 by Tjebbe van Tijen 

Voting day in the Netherlands…
I do not vote, even though I am not in principle against the parliamentarian system (1500 days mandate without an option to recall or correct the person/party I have mandated makes it not good enough a system for me) So I do not delegate my power, still I am ready to influence parliament or the local council. Flyers where dropping as late as this morning in my letterbox of people asking my vote who I never heard of before; so next time we may congregate via Facebook or other social media to give some real meaning to democracy…. regularly over the whole period of four years to have a real exchange of opinions, to give guts to the idea of representation, instead of only mouthing the ‘D’ word during a few weeks before elections. There is more potential for participating in government in society than the casting of the traditional vote.

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Tjebbe van Tijen
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