Maxime Verhagen


Maxime Verhagen
Maxime Verhagen
Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 14, 2010
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Maria van der Hoeven and Gerda Verburg
Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 14, 2010
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by André Rouvoet
Parliamentary leader - Christian Democratic Appeal
House of Representatives
In office
June 10, 2010 – October 14, 2010
Preceded by Pieter van Geel
Succeeded by Sybrand van Haersma Buma
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
June 17, 2010 – October 14, 2010
Minister for Development Cooperation
In office
February 23, 2010 – October 14, 2010
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Bert Koenders
Succeeded by None
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
February 22, 2007 – October 14, 2010
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Ben Bot
Succeeded by Uri Rosenthal
Parliamentary leader - Christian Democratic Appeal
House of Representatives
In office
July 11, 2002 – February 22, 2007
Preceded by Jan Peter Balkenende
Succeeded by Pieter van Geel
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
May 17, 1994 – February 22, 2007
Member of the European Parliament
for the Netherlands
In office
July 25, 1989 – July 19, 1994
Personal details
Born Maxime Jacques Marcel Verhagen
September 14, 1956 (1956-09-14) (age 55)
Maastricht, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
Spouse(s) Annemieke Beijlevelt (sinds 1984)
Residence Voorburg, Netherlands
Alma mater Leiden University (MA in History)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Religion Roman Catholic
Website Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation

Maxime Jacques Marcel Verhagen (born September 14, 1956) is a Dutch politician in the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party. He is the Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation and Deputy Prime Minister since October 14, 2010 in the Cabinet Rutte.

He previously served as a Member of the European Parliament for the Netherlands from July 25, 1989 until July 19, 1994 representing the European People's Party. And a Member of the House of Representatives from May 17, 1994 until February 22, 2007. When CDA Party leader and Parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives Jan Peter Balkenende became Prime Minister Verhagen succeed him as the Parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives during the Cabinets Balkenende I, II en III, during that time he became the unofficial Deputy leader of the CDA. He became the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet Balkenende IV serving from February 22, 2007 until October 14, 2010, he also served as Minister for Development Cooperation following the resignation from Bert Koenders. After the Dutch general election of 2010 CDA Party leader Jan Peter Balkenende resigned and Verhagen became the CDA Party leader en became the new Parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives. After the 2010 Dutch cabinet formation Verhagen and People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) Party leader Mark Rutte made a coalition agreement with the Party for Freedom (PVV) of Party for Freedom. Verhagen became Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation and Deputy Prime Minister in the new cabinet.

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Early life and education

Maxime Jacques Marcel Verhagen was born in Maastricht. He studied at Leiden University where he obtained an M.A. degree in History in 1986. For a brief period during his college years, Verhagen was associated with both left-wing radicalism and the right-leaning People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He joined the CDA in 1976.[1]

Politics

Maxime Verhagen and then United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2007.
Maxime Verhagen, Mark Rutte and Geert Wilders in 2010.
Maxime Verhagen at the inauguration of the Cabinet Rutte in 2010.

Verhagen started working for the CDA and was elected to the city council of Oegstgeest. He served as a Member of the European Parliament from 25 July 1989 to 19 July 1994. On 17 May 1994, he was elected to the House of Representatives of the Netherlands. On 11 July 2002 he became CDA parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives. After became Minister of Foreign Affairs in the fourth Balkenende cabinet in 2007, he was succeeded in that position by Pieter van Geel. After the resignation of the Labour Party ministers, he became interim Minister for Development Cooperation.

The Christian Democratic Appeal did badly in the general election of 2010, and the then Christian Democratic Appeal Party leader and Prime Minister, Jan Peter Balkenende, resigned the same day. Verhagen replaced him as leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal parliamentary party.

He has been the Christian Democratic Appeal Party leader since 9 June 2010.

Since 14 October 2010, he has been the Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation and Deputy Prime Minister in the Rutte cabinet.

At the request of gay rights groups, Verhagen called upon the Nuncio to the Netherlands, Monsignor François Bacqué, to respond to accusations that the Roman Catholic Church opposed homosexual rights. [2] He later expressed concern at the lifting of the excommunication of controversial bishop Richard Williamson, a member of the Society of Saint Pius X. [3]

Despite the disaster in Fukishima Verhagen is pleading for more nucleair powerstations in the Netherlands.

Decorations

References

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Jan Peter Balkenende
Party leader
Christian Democratic Appeal

2010-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jan Peter Balkenende
Parliamentary leaderChristian Democratic Appeal
House of Representatives

2002-2003
Succeeded by
Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by
Jan Peter Balkenende
Parliamentary leaderChristian Democratic Appeal
House of Representatives

2003-2006
Succeeded by
Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by
Jan Peter Balkenende
Parliamentary leaderChristian Democratic Appeal
House of Representatives

2007
Succeeded by
Pieter van Geel
Preceded by
Pieter van Geel
Parliamentary leaderChristian Democratic Appeal
House of Representatives

2010
Succeeded by
Sybrand van Haersma Buma
Government offices
Preceded by
Ben Bot
Minister of Foreign Affairs
2007-2010
Succeeded by
Uri Rosenthal
Preceded by
Bert Koenders
Minister for Development Cooperation
2010
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Maria van der Hoeven and Gerda Verburg
Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
2010-
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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