Oosterparkwijk: first Dutch sortition based district council

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 24-03-2018 - 09:54

In the Oosterparkwijk district, located in the northern Dutch city of Groningen, a coöperative district council will be formed by local residents drafted by lot. According to the reporting Eindhovens Dagblad newspaper, in the Netherlands this is the first sortition based council at the district council (wijkraad) level. Drafted residents are allowed to refuse their cooperation, and 'many' of them have done so.
Source: Eindhovens Dagblad (in Dutch)