|Leader of the Socialist Party in the House of Representatives|
5 March 2010
|Preceded by||Agnes Kant|
|Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands|
30 November 2006
24 August 1962 |
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Alma mater||Pedagogical University|
Emile Gerardus Maria Roemer (born 24 August 1962) is a Dutch politician of the Socialist Party (Socialistische Partij - SP). He has been an MP since 30 November 2006. He has also been party leader since 5 March 2010.
He went to a teacher education (pedagogy) school in his youth. From 1986 until 1992, he was a teacher at an elementary school in Beuningen. From 1992 until 2002 he was a teacher at a school in his place of birth, Boxmeer.
In 1994 he was elected to the municipal council in Boxmeer; in 2002 he became an alderman. From 1980 until 2007 he was chairman of the Socialist Party in Boxmeer. On 30 November 2006 he was elected as a member of the House of Representatives for the Socialist Party. On 5 March 2010 he was elected the new party leader following the resignation of Agnes Kant. On 13 March 2010 he was elected as the SP "lijsttrekker" (top candidate) for the Dutch general election of 2010. He was also "lijsttrekker" for the Dutch election of 2012.
He has been married to Aimée Roemer since 1986 and has two daughters.
- (Dutch) Parlement.com biography
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