Rotterdam wants to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021, after its planned event next month was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The European Broadcast Union had asked for a decision from the municipality of Rotterdam before the end of this month. If the city were to have abandoned the gig, officials would have consulted other cities in the country.
A majority of councillors agreed the city should host in 2021, despite 6.7 million euros (A$11.35m) in lost investment from the cancellation of the 2020 edition. However, one Dutch political party, the Rotterdam Socialist Party, which argues the money would be better spent dealing with poverty across the city.
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