Bij1

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Bij1

Bij1
AbbreviationB1
LeaderSylvana Simons
Founded14 December 2016
Split fromDenk
IdeologySocial democracy[1]
Multiculturalism[1]
Senate
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House of Representatives
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King's Commissioners
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States-Provincial
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European Parliament
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Website
www.bij1.org
Logo of Artikel 1.

Bij1 is a political party in the Netherlands formerly known as Artikel 1. The party was founded in 2016 by Sylvana Simons, a television personality who was formerly connected to Denk.[2][3][4] Artikel 1 is named after the opening clauses of the Dutch constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which outlaw discrimination based on race, religion, gender or any other reason.[5] Simons's party focuses on fighting racism and discrimination in the Netherlands.[6] The party and its leader have occasionally caused controversy.[7][8][9]

Since the municipal elections of 2018, Bij1 has one seat in the city council of Amsterdam.[10]

Perspectives[edit]

In its election manifesto the party advocates the establishment of a national health insurance fund, government quotas for women and ethnic minorities, a higher minimum wage, the reintroduction of the basic grant for undergraduate students, a humane refugee policy, and the closure of coal plants.[11]

Electoral results[edit]

Parliament[edit]

Election year House of Representatives
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overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
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2017 as Artikel 1 28,700 0.3 (#16)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Artikel 1: Een nieuwe politiek van Gelijkwaardigheid" (PDF) (in Dutch). Artikel 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-03-03. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Sylvana Simons was eerst met naam Artikel 1". Ad.nl. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  3. ^ "'Artikel 1' heeft een verkeerde naam". Trouw.nl. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  4. ^ Vries, Joost de. "Simons presenteert twintig kandidaten Artikel 1 - Politiek - Voor nieuws, achtergronden en columns". Volkskrant.nl. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Sylvana Simons: Racism is accepted in the Netherlands". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  6. ^ "TV commentator makes equality an issue in Dutch elections". Washington Post. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  7. ^ "We spraken Sylvana Simons over Artikel 1, de gayscene en haar verleden als partygirl". Vice. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Verkiezingsprogramma Artikel 1, Sylvana Simons: 'Discriminatie is staatsvijand nummer één'". Politiek.tpo.nl. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  9. ^ "European Social Survey 2012 - Appendix 3 (in English)" (PDF). European Science Foundation. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Groenlinks definitief de grootste, CU, Denk, FvD en BIJ1 in raad". Het Parool. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Artikel : Een nieuwe politiek van Gelijkwaardigheid" (PDF). Media.tagthelove.com. Retrieved 2017-03-12.

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