Gunned Down

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Pim Fortuyn, 1948-2002

Tuesday, May 7, 2002
The campaigning has stopped but the elections will go on. Saying democracy can't be bent by terror, Prime Minister Wim Kok announced the cabinet's decision earlier Tuesday to hold elections, as scheduled, on May 15. "One thing is certain," said the Prime Minister. "Democracy and the memory of Mr. Fortuyn are best served by allowing democracy to take its full course. "

Prime Minister Kok said the Cabinet listened to other party leaders, especially those of Pim Fortuyn List, the party of the slain politician, before reaching its decision. Mat Herben,...