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Balkenende, Jan Peter

Born: 1956 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Politician, Prime Ministers


1956 - Balkenende was born on the 7th of May in Kapelle.


1976 - Studied law and history at the Free University of Amsterdam.


1986 - Worked as a staff of the research institute of the political party Christen Democratisch Appel (CDA).


1988 - He was elected city councilor in Amstelveen.


1998 - On the 19th of May, Balkenende first entered the Tweede Kamer (lower house) of the Netherlands Parliament.


2001 - He was elected chairman of the parliamentary CDA party.


2002 - Queen Beatrix asked Balkenende to form a new government and it was later known as Balkenende I.


         - Balkenende became the Prime Minister of the Netherlands and assumed office on the 22th of July.


2006 - Offered his resignation as Prime Minister after his lost in the Dutch parliament.




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