I ran for mayor and designed a campaign between fiction and reality
In the Netherlands new mayors are selected by the town council and the governor of the province. Everyone aged 18 or above can apply. On paper, this is a transparent system. In reality, there is a lot of secrecy involved.
My hometown Arnhem was looking for a new mayor in 2013. As I just turned 18 that year, I officially applied for the job. Surprisingly, some people took my candidacy really seriously. And then it got interesting.