Lilianne Ploumen

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Lilianne Ploumen
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Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 November 2012
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Henk Bleker
President of the Labour Party
In office
6 October 2007 – 22 January 2012
Preceded by Michiel van Hulten
Succeeded by Hans Spekman
Personal details
Born (1962-07-12) 12 July 1962 (age 52)
Maastricht, Netherlands
Political party Labour Party
Alma mater Erasmus University

Elisabeth Maria Josepha (Lilianne) Ploumen (born July 12, 1962 in Maastricht) is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA). She has been Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the second Rutte cabinet since November 5, 2012. She was also the chairwoman of the Labour Party from October 6, 2007 until January 22, 2012, when she resigned and was succeeded by Hans Spekman.[1]

Ploumen studied social history at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

In the evening of her appointment as a minister she went to Turkey for her first trade mission.

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