Prime Minister of the Netherlands


Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the NetherlandsMark Rutte

Date of Birth: 14 February 1967
Birth Place: The Hague, Netherlands
Political Party: People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Arrival in Power: 14 October 2010
Religion: NA
Profession: NA

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Mark Rutte was born in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1967. Mark Rutte is the current Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Mark Rutte attended Leiden University where he studied History. Mark Rutte served a few State Secretary posts before running as the leader of his political party in the 2006 elections, following these elections he became the leader of the opposition. In 2010 his party came first in the elections and he formed a coalition government, in which he became the new Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Mark Rutte resigned from his post as Prime Minister on April 23 2012. Mark Rutte Formed a new government on November 5th 2012.


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Updated on: January 1st, 2014

Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands


Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende of the NetherlandsJan Peter Balkenende

Date of Birth: 7 May 1956
Birth Place: Biezelinge, Netherlands
Political Party: Christian Democratic Appeal
Arrival in Power: 22 July 2002
Religion: Reformed Protestant
Profession: Civil Servant, Politician, Professor, Scientist

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Jan Peter Balkenende was born in Biezelinge, Netherlands, in 1956. Jan Peter Balkenende was the Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Jan Peter Balkenende studied at the Free University in Amsterdam, where he obtained a Master's degree in law and a Ph.D in law. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1998. Jan Peter Balkenende became prime minister for the his first term in 2002, when he was asked by Queen Beatrix to form the government. Jan Peter Balkenende has been prime minister ever since, however he is currently only the caretaker prime minister until a new government can be formed.


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Updated on: January 1st, 2014