Stef Blok

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Stef Blok
Stef Blok 2012 (highres).jpg
Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 5, 2012
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by First
Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the House of Representatives
In office
October 14, 2010 – September 13, 2012
Preceded by Mark Rutte
Succeeded by Mark Rutte
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
September 3, 2002 – November 5, 2012
In office
August 25, 1998 – May 23, 2002
Personal details
Born Stephanus Abraham Blok
(1964-12-10) December 10, 1964 (age 50)
Emmeloord, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Residence The Hague, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Groningen (M.A.)
Occupation Politician
Banking employee
Website Official site

Stephanus Abraham "Stef" Blok (born December 10, 1964) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). Since November 5, 2012 he has been a minister without portfolio in the second Rutte cabinet, dealing with housing and civil service.

Previously he was an MP from August 1998 to November 2012 (with an interruption in 2002). He served as the Parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives from October 14, 2010 until September 13, 2012.[1]

Blok was born in Emmeloord in the Netherlands Province of Flevoland. After attending Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden he studied Administration of business at the University of Groningen from 1977 until 1983. He worked for ABN AMRO from 1989 until 1998 when he was elected as a member of the House of Representatives for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy for which he has been a member since 1988.

He was a member of the municipal council of Nieuwkoop from 1994 to 1998.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Stef Blok nieuwe fractievoorzitter VVD, NU.nl, October 6, 2010
Stef Blok with Mark Rutte after the winning Dutch general election of 2010 on June 10, 2010.


Party political offices
Preceded by
Mark Rutte
Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the House of Representatives

2010-2012
Succeeded by
Mark Rutte
Government offices
Preceded by
First
Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector
2012-
Succeeded by
Incumbent