Animal rights MPs refuse loyalty oath to the new king – Dutch News

March 25, 2013

According to Dutch News:

Party leader Marianne Thieme, MP Esther Ouwehand and senator Niko Koffieman from the animal rights party PvdD will not swear the oath of allegiance to the new king on April 30.

The three announced on Tuesday they will congratulate Willem-Alexander after his inauguration but will not swear the oath which ‘implies a certain loyalty to the new king’, according to Nos television.

All members of the upper and lower house are asked to swear loyalty to the king on April 30. Two Socialist party MPs have already refused to do so.

Prince Willem-Alexander is the eldest son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her late husband, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Jonkheer van Amsberg. Photo by Toni.


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