NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 11:46
Member of Parliament Nilüfer Gündogan will not return to the House of Representatives after November. On X (formerly Twitter) she says that after the fall of the cabinet she knew that the elections would mean the end of her parliamentary membership: “It is simply impossible to create a vital and promising own movement from scratch in a few months. This is why the choice was made for me .”
She adds that she is looking for other ways to engage in the social and public debate.
Gündogan entered the Chamber for Volt in the 2021 elections, but since March last year she has formed her own group. Volt expelled her from the faction after reports of transgressive behavior. The court ruled that this measure was unlawful, but on appeal the court later ruled that Volt had the right to no longer allow her to be part of the faction.
She was also stripped of her Volt party membership. In her statement to X, Gundogan reiterates that she has been subjected to unfounded accusations; “The constitutional judgment of the court this year does not detract from the ‘libel and slander’ that was uttered to induce me to give up my parliamentary seat. I will provide legal evidence for this and continue to do so until my name is cleared.”