The mayors of four Dutch cities – Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, and Rotterdam, plan to ask the government not to grant citizenship to foreign nationals who have more than one wife. Even though polygamy is banned in the Netherlands, Dutch towns currently register such marriages, and do not ask whether or not an applicant is polygamous. The national statistics office estimates several hundred of polygamous cases across the country, with over 100 who have received citizenship in Amsterdam alone.

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