Ab Klink

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Ab Klink
Kllink Dutch politician kabinet Balkenende IV.jpg
Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport of the Netherlands
In office
22 February 2007 – 14 October 2010
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Hans Hoogervorst
Succeeded by Edith Schippers
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
17 June 2010 – 6 September 2010
Member of the Senate
In office
10 June 2003 – 21 February 2007
Personal details
Born Abraham Klink
(1958-11-02) 2 November 1958 (age 58)
Stellendam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
Alma mater Erasmus University Rotterdam (MA in sociology)
Leiden University (PhD in law)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant

Abraham (Ab) Klink (born 2 November 1958 in Stellendam) is a former Dutch politician of Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). He was Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet. He is since 2011 part-time professor at the Free University Amsterdam and became Member of the Board of Directors of Coöperatie VGZ in 2014.


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Government offices
Preceded by
Hans Hoogervorst
Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport
Succeeded by
Edith Schippers