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Lodewijk Asscher

Lodewijk Asscher
Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 5, 2012
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Maxime Verhagen
Minister of Social Affairs and Employment
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 5, 2012
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Henk Kamp
Acting Mayor of Amsterdam
In office
March 12, 2010 – July 7, 2010
Preceded by Job Cohen
Succeeded by Eberhard van der Laan
Personal details
Born Lodewijk Frans Asscher
(1974-09-27) September 27, 1974
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Jildau Piena (since 2007)
Children 3 sons
Residence Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Amsterdam (Master of Laws, Doctor of Philosophy)
Occupation Politician
Jurist
Assistant Professor

Lodewijk Frans Asscher (Dutch pronunciation: ; born September 27, 1974) is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA). He has been the Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment in the Cabinet Rutte II since November 5, 2012. He previously served as Acting Mayor of Amsterdam from March 12, 2010 to July 7, 2010 after Job Cohen resigned as Mayor to become the Labour Party leader and lijsttrekker (top candidate) for the Dutch general election of 2010.[1]

Biography

Early life

Lodewijk Frans Asscher was born in Amsterdam in a mixed religious family; his father is from Jewish descent and his mother is Roman Catholic.[2] His father is a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and his mother a member of the Labour Party.[3]

Politics

Asscher entered the city council after the Dutch municipal elections of 2002. Besides his role as the Parliamentary leader of the Labour Party in the Amsterdam city council, he took part in the commission on General Affairs. Until 1 January 2006, Asscher taught information Law at the University of Amsterdam. In his book "New Amsterdam", Asscher advocated the eventual disappearance of the red light district. A few days after the release of the book, Asscher revoked that statement, stating that he was not against prostitution, but rather against sexual slavery. After the Dutch municipal elections of 2006, where he led the Labour Party's campaign in Amsterdam, Asscher was installed as an alderman on April 26. He served as alderman of Economics, Airport and Harbour, and deputy mayor of Amsterdam for the Labour Party from 2006 until 2010. And served as Acting Mayor of Amsterdam from March 12, 2010 to July 7, 2010. He then became alderman of Finances serving until November 5, 2012 when he became Minister of Social Affairs and Employment and Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet Rutte II.[4][5] He was succeeded by Pieter Hilhorst (also PvdA).

In September 2014, Asscher announced heightened scrutiny of four Millî Görüş. This led to the expulsion of 2 Dutch Turkish MPs from the Labour Party after they harshly criticised the move.[6]

Personal

Lodewijk Asscher is married and has 3 sons.[7]

References

  1. ^ (Dutch) Lodewijk Asscher waarnemend burgemeester, Trouw, March 19, 2010
  2. ^ (Dutch) Op vrijdag aten we challe, met Pasen matzes, Jonet.nl, November 20, 2010
  3. ^ (Dutch) Lodewijk Asscher 'Ik ben soms knetterhard', Intermediair.nl, December 8, 2005
  4. ^ (Dutch) Lodewijk Asscher wordt vicepremier, NOS, October 26, 2012
  5. ^ (Dutch) Asscher: politiek talent van de PvdA, NOS, November 1, 2012
  6. ^ "Dutch race relations: Blacked up". The Economist. 6 Dec 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  7. ^ (Dutch) Lodewijk Asscher: wordt hij Wibaut of Cohen?, Wordpress, October 14, 2011

External links

  • (English) Profile of Lodewijk Asscher on government.nl
Government offices
Preceded by
Henk Kamp
Minister of Social Affairs and Emloyment
2012-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Job Cohen
Acting Mayor of Amsterdam
2010
Succeeded by
Eberhard van der Laan
Preceded by
Maxime Verhagen
Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
2012-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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