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The city of Amsterdam is a municipality under the Dutch Municipalities Act. It has 15 wards and an elected council, which are responsible for primary education, social services, public transport and zoning. The executive function is performed by the directly elected mayor who appoints aldermen (executive board members). The mayor of Amsterdam is Eberhard van der Laan (Labour Party). He was sworn in on 18 June 2010 after winning the election held on 21 February 2010 with 52% of votes cast. The Council consists of 45 seats; there are 39 district councillors plus six aldermen serving four-year terms as part of their party's list in each ward ("stadsdeel"). On 11 March 2014 Anne Lize van der Stoel became acting Mayor after Jozias van Aartsen left his position to become Minister for Foreign Affairs in Mark Rutte's Cabinet following the resignation earlier that month by Job Cohen over budget cuts at arts organisation Fonds 21: "I cannot defend this any longer.