Lucille George-Wout

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Lucille George-Wout
Governor of Curaçao
Incumbent
Assumed office
4 November 2013
Prime Minister Ivar Asjes
Preceded by Frits Goedgedrag, Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede (acting)
Monarch Willem-Alexander
Minister for Work and Social Affairs of the Netherlands Antilles
In office
1999–2001
Speaker of the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles
In office
1994–1998
Personal details
Born 1950 (age 63–64)
Curaçao
Nationality Dutch
Spouse(s) Herman George
Residence Fort Amsterdam

Lucille Andrea George-Wout (born 1950)[1] is a Curaçaoan politician who has been Governor of Curaçao since 4 November 2013. She earlier served in the Island Council of Curaçao as a deputy, was Speaker of the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles, and was Minister for the Netherlands Antilles.

Political career[edit]

George-Wout was a member of parliament for the Partido MAN in the Island Council of Curaçao in the early 1990s. As a politician for the Party for the Restructured Antilles (PAR), she was Speaker of the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles from 1994 to 1998. She also served as Minister for Work and Social Affairs of the Netherlands Antilles for the same party between 1999 and 2001.[2]

In August 2013, the succession of former Governor of Curaçao Frits Goedgedrag was discussed by the ruling coalition of Curaçao. Two requirements for the successor were that she should be female and that she should be able to complete two terms of six years. Of the list of 10 possible candidates George-Wout was seen as the main candidate.[2] At the end of the month the list was down to three candidates, including George-Wout.[3]

On 1 November 2013 Ronald Plasterk, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands, nominated George-Wout in the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with her appointment commencing on 4 November 2013.[4] She was sworn in by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on the same day, becoming the second Governor of Curaçao.[5] George-Wout will have to formally accept the office in a solemn session of the Estates of Curaçao.[1] By acceding to the function of Governor of Curaçao George-Wout replaces Frits Goedgedrag, who left the office in November 2012 because of health problems. His functions had been temporarily performed by acting Governor Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Lucille George-Wout is married to Herman George, former director of house-building association FKP. He furthermore is chair of a fund for social development and economic activity.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lucille George-Wout tot Gouverneur van Curaçao benoemd" (in Dutch). Vertegenwoordiging Curaçao in Nederland. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "George-Wout belangrijkste kandidaat nieuwe gouverneur" (in Dutch). Knipselkrant Curaçao. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "George-Wout bevestigd als kandidaat gouverneur" (in Dutch). Antilliaans Dagblad. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Benoeming Gouverneur van Curaçao" (in Dutch). Rijksoverheid.nl. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Koning beëdigt eerste vrouwelijke gouverneur van Curaçao" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lucille George-Wout nieuwe Gouverneur Curaçao" (in Dutch). NTR - Caribisch Netwerk. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 

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