For the first time, student parties AAG and Oras will be equally represented in the new student council. KSD came in fifteen votes short of a seat.

/strong>This year‘s turnout for the student council elections improved little on last year: 21.8 percent compared to 21.5 percent in 2000. Oras lost one seat to AAG, meaning each party now has five seats.''We earned this extra seat,'' AAG chairman Victor Joosten declares. Until now, Oras had always been the largest party in the student council, entitling them to appoint the council's chairman. Joosten now pleads for a chairman from AAG. ''If you respect the voter's wishes, AAG should chair the council, because we scored the victory.''Oras chairman Jeroen Coppelmans blames Oras' loss on the order of the election campaign plegdes. ''Many people think that Oras is only concerned with the minor issues we campaigned on, like free mobile phoning. It's our own fault, those issues, coincidentally, were at the top of the list.''The worst election defeat was for the new party KSD. Falling fifteen votes short of a seat, KSD chairman Frederik de Wit declared: ''KSD shall stay on top of the student council this year and we'll be back at the next elections.'’

For the first time, student parties AAG and Oras will be equally represented in the new student council. KSD came in fifteen votes short of a seat.This year‘s turnout for the student council elections improved little on last year: 21.8 percent compared to 21.5 percent in 2000. Oras lost one seat to AAG, meaning each party now has five seats.''We earned this extra seat,'' AAG chairman Victor Joosten declares. Until now, Oras had always been the largest party in the student council, entitling them to appoint the council's chairman. Joosten now pleads for a chairman from AAG. ''If you respect the voter's wishes, AAG should chair the council, because we scored the victory.''Oras chairman Jeroen Coppelmans blames Oras' loss on the order of the election campaign plegdes. ''Many people think that Oras is only concerned with the minor issues we campaigned on, like free mobile phoning. It's our own fault, those issues, coincidentally, were at the top of the list.''The worst election defeat was for the new party KSD. Falling fifteen votes short of a seat, KSD chairman Frederik de Wit declared: ''KSD shall stay on top of the student council this year and we'll be back at the next elections.'’