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 cooperative 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)