Leader of GroenLinks

The Leader of GroenLinks is the most senior politician within GroenLinks (English: GreenLeft, GL) in the Netherlands. The post is currently held by Jesse Klaver, who succeeded Bram van Ojik in 2015.[1][2][3]

History

The Leaders outwardly act as the 'figurehead' and the main representative of the party. Within the party, they must ensure political consensus. At election time the Leader is always the Lijsttrekker (top candidate) of the party list. Outside election time the Leader can serves as the Opposition leader. In GroenLinks the Leader is often the Parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives.

Leader Term of office Age as Leader Position(s) as Leader Further position(s) Former
Affiliation
Lijsttrekker
Ria Beckers
(1938–2006)
6 September 1989 –
20 April 1993
(3 years, 196 days)
[1]
50–54 Member of the House
of Representatives

(1977–1993)
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
(1989–1993)
Chairwoman of the Political
Party of Radicals

(1974–1976)
Leader of the Political
Party of Radicals

(1977–1989)
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
(PPR)
(1977–1989)
PPR 1989
Peter Lankhorst
(born 1947)
20 April 1993 –
22 February 1994
(308 days)
[1]
46–47 Member of the House
of Representatives

(1981–1994)
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
(1993–1994)
PPR
Ina Brouwer
(born 1950)
22 February 1994 –
4 May 1994
(71 days)
[1]
43–44 Member of the House
of Representatives

(1989–1994)
Member of the House
of Representatives

(CPN)
(1981–1986)
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
(CPN)
(1982–1986)
Leader of the Communist
Party of the Netherlands

(1982–1989)
CPN 1994
Paul Rosenmöller
(born 1956)
4 May 1994 –
26 November 2002
(8 years, 206 days)
[1]
37–46 Member of the House
of Representatives

(1989–2003)
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
(1994–2002)
CPN 1998
2002
Femke Halsema
(born 1966)
26 November 2002 –
16 December 2010
(8 years, 20 days)
[1]
36–44 Member of the House
of Representatives

(1998–2011)
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
(2002–2010)
Mayor of Amsterdam
(since 2018)
PvdA 2003
2006
2010
Jolande Sap
(born 1963)
16 December 2010 –
8 October 2012
(1 year, 297 days)
[1]
47–49 Member of the House
of Representatives

(2008–2012)
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
(2010–2012)
2012
Bram van Ojik
(born 1954)
8 October 2012 –
12 May 2015
(2 years, 216 days)
[1]
58–60 Member of the House
of Representatives

(2012–2015)
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
(2012–2015)
Chairman of the Political
Party of Radicals

(1988–1989)
Member of the House
of Representatives

(1993–1994) (since 2017)
Ambassador of the
Netherlands to Benin

(2003–2006)
PPR
Jesse Klaver
(born 1986)
12 May 2015 –
Incumbent
(3 years, 109 days)
[1]
29– Member of the House
of Representatives

(since 2010)
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
(since 2015)
2017

See also

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 "Politiek leider van een partij". Parlement&Politiek. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  2. (in Dutch) Jesse Klaver, jongste fractievoorzitter ooit, NOS, 12 May 2015
  3. (in Dutch) GroenLinks zet jeugdige troef Jesse Klaver in, Volkskrant, 12 May 2015
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