A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
014: Local elections billboard
Municipal elections are held in the Netherlands every four years. This often takes place at the beginning of March. The Dutch government is constantly working on the redistribution of municipalities. Almost every year some municipalities merge into larger existing or new municipalities. Fifty years ago, the Netherlands counted about a thousand municipalities, but nowadays the number even dropped below four hundred. Brazil, by contrast, has more than five thousand municipalities, with more than eight hundred in Minas Gerais alone. The largest Brazilian municipality – Altamira – is slightly smaller in surface area than Uruguay. Back to the Netherlands. fourteen national and local parties participated in the Nijmegen local elections. On a billboard as in the photo, it is quite difficult to attract most attention and thus most votes.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017