Mayor Van der Laan explains work down

The Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan explains his work down.

He has been told by his doctors Monday that he is without long waiting, as he writes in a letter to all Locals. The Mayor has called in sick reported to the Commissioner of the King, Johan Remkes.

Deputy Mayor, Kajsa Ollongren assumes its duties for the time being true. Van der Laan (62) has lung cancer. His health went lately deteriorated. After he had announced in January that he was terminally ill, he remained still as Mayor.

According to a spokesperson for Van der Laan wants the Mayor on his family in the coming time.

"It was a great privilege to be Mayor of the most beautiful and sweetest city of the world. I thank you for the trust placed in me, for your commitment and for all the support and contradictions over the past seven years of you've gotten. ''

He concludes his letter with the words: "take good care of our city and for each other. Goodbye, Eberhard van der Laan. "

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