Rotterdam hits Coalition lost by majority time Anfal to NIDA

The coalition of Leefbaar Rotterdam, D66 and CDA in the college of Mayor and aldermen touches her majority in the City Council of Rotterdam.

The Councillor Mohammed Anfal get about of livable with immediate effect to the islam-inspired party NIDA, the party late Monday after a members meeting. By that time the three coalition parties losing their narrow majority of 23 of the 45 seats in the City Council, nine months for the Council elections of March 2018.

That means that Rotterdam in tricky political waters and States.

Anfal helps by his transition NIDA to the third Council seat and the opposition to a majority in the Council. The former Livable-Councillor, who in 2014 for that party in the Council was chosen, says in an interview with REUTERS Video hit of the party to be removed along the course. "I was Councillor for contributing to the city, but Livable divides and that is not good for Rotterdam. Livable increase the gaps between ethnic groups, between beliefs, cultures, rich and poor. Rotterdam has connection, bridge builders ", he explains his move. Also he feels used as an "excuse Muslim".

Group Chairman Nourdin Earnshaw says Anfal to receive with open arms. He calls him a "a political convert who has knocked on our door and fled". "What should you do? After a period of internal discussion and reflection, including ramadan, there was above all understanding. "

Earnshaw says "Anfal and Rotterdam to want to redeem from the stranglehold of Livable". NIDA and Livable are situated in the City Council repeatedly with each other in the clinch.

Anfals time comes at an inopportune moment for the Coalition, which in recent months include the City Council for the development of got behind Feyenoord City, the plan for the construction of a new football stadium and further urban development on South .

This week should also Alderman Ronald Schneider (Livable) themselves politically accountable for the millions of fraud in the pop stage waterfront. Schneider is responsible for the real estate portfolio. He was accused by a municipal Committee of "no specific insight into the management of the real estate organization" to have had. His stay on as Alderman depends on sufficient support in the City Council. Some parties have already turned away from him.