Ivar Asjes

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His Excellency
Ivar Asjes
4th Prime Minister of Curaçao
In office
7 June 2013 – 31 August 2015
Monarch Willem-Alexander
Governor Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede (acting)
Lucille George-Wout
Preceded by Daniel Hodge
Succeeded by Ben Whiteman[1]
Leader of Pueblo Soberano (pro tempore)
In office
5 May 2013 – 31 August 2015
Preceded by Helmin Wiels
Succeeded by Ben Whiteman (pro tempore)
Personal details
Born (1970-09-16) 16 September 1970 (age 46)[2]
Rotterdam, Netherlands[3]
Nationality Dutch
Political party Pueblo Soberano

Ivar Onno Odwin Asjes (born 16 September 1970 in Rotterdam)[2][3] is a Curaçaoan politician and the leader of Partido pro Kòrsou, and a former leader of the Pueblo Soberano party. He served as Prime Minister from 7 June 2013 to 31 August 2015.[4] He resigned after losing the confidence of his party.[5] Asjes was a member of the Estates of Curaçao (2010–2013) and its predecessor within the Netherlands Antilles, the Island Council of Curaçao.[6]


  1. ^ "Whiteman new prime minister". The Daily Herald. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "PAIS still backing proposed cabinet". The Daily Herald. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Premier Asjes wil teamplayer zijn". Nu.nl (in Dutch). 8 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Regering Curaçao beëdigd" (in Dutch). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Joost Pijpker (1 September 2015). "Premier Curaçao stapt op na botsingen met eigen partij" (in Dutch). NRC Handelsblad. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Breaking News: Asjes resigns as member of Parliament to become Prime Minister". Curaçao Chronicle. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Hodge
Prime Minister of Curaçao
Succeeded by
Ben Whiteman