Emile Roemer

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Emile Roemer
Emile Roemer 2012-1.jpg
Emile Roemer in 2012
Leader of the Socialist Party
Assumed office
5 March 2010
Preceded by Agnes Kant
Parliamentary leader of the Socialist Party in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Assumed office
5 March 2010
Preceded by Agnes Kant
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Assumed office
30 November 2006
Personal details
Born Emile Gerardus Maria Roemer
(1962-08-24) 24 August 1962 (age 54)
Boxmeer, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Socialist Party (from 1980)
Spouse(s) Aimée Roemer (m. 1986)
Children 2 daughters
Residence Sambeek, Netherlands
Occupation Politician
Teacher

Emile Gerardus Maria Roemer (born 24 August 1962) is a Dutch politician of the Socialist Party (SP). He is the Parliamentary leader of the Socialist Party in the House of Representatives and the Leader of the Socialist Party since 5 March 2010 and has been a Member of the House of Representatives since 30 November 2006.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

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.[1]

Politics[edit]

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.[2] On 13 March 2010 he was elected as the SP lijsttrekker (top candidate) for the Dutch general election of 2010.[3] He was also lijsttrekker for the Dutch election of 2012.

Personal life[edit]

He has been married to Aimée Roemer since 1986 and has two daughters.[4]

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Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Agnes Kant
Leader of the Socialist Party
2010–
Incumbent
Parliamentary Leader of the Socialist Party
in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands

2010–