A former soldier with Hungarian roots and little political experience will lead the PVV local election campaign in Rotterdam next year.
Géza Hegedüs (54) was presented to the press by party leader Geert Wilders in front of the Essalam mosque in the Feijenoord district on Friday morning.
Hegedüs, described as a Rotterdammer born and bred, dismissed the offer of coffee and cake from the local imam. 'It was kindly meant but we don't need to drink coffee,' he told the Volkskrant. 'All the mosques have to go. This is the Netherlands, not Saudi Arabia or North Africa.'
The presentation of PVV's Rotterdam plans was partially hijacked by the pro multiculture party Denk, whose leadership popped up in front of the same mosque to announce they too would be contesting the Rotterdam election.