Jan Nagel

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Jan Nagel
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Jan Nagel in 1983
Parliamentary leader of the 50PLUS in the Senate of the Netherlands
Assumed office
7 June 2011
Preceded by New title
Member of the Senate of the Netherlands
Assumed office
7 June 2011
In office
20 September 1977 – 13 September 1983
Chairman of 50PLUS
Assumed office
4 June 2016
Preceded by John Struijlaard
In office
2 November 2013 – 29 March 2014
Preceded by Willem Holthuizen
Succeeded by John Struijlaard
In office
10 January 2011 – 10 November 2012
Preceded by New title
Succeeded by Willem Holthuizen
Leader of 50PLUS
In office
4 October 2013 – 8 October 2016
Preceded by Henk Krol
Succeeded by Henk Krol
In office
10 January 2011 – 12 January 2012
Preceded by New title
Succeeded by Henk Krol
Chairman of Livable Netherlands
In office
20 April 1999 – 25 May 2002
Preceded by New title
Succeeded by Fons Zinken
Personal details
Born Johan George Nagel
(1939-06-20) 20 June 1939 (age 77)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party 50PLUS (from 2009)
Other political
affiliations
Labour Party (1960–1990)
Livable Netherlands (1999–2004)
Party for Justice, Action and Progress (2005–2006)
Spouse(s) Yvonne Meyer (m. 1963)
Children 1 son and 1 daughter
Residence Hilversum, Netherlands
Occupation Politician
Journalist
Editor-in-chief
Television producer
Radio producer
Political pundit

Johan George "Jan" Nagel (born 20 June 1939) is a Dutch politician who was a member of the Labour Party, and later formed his own parties. He is currently in the Pensioners' Party 50PLUS.

Nagel started his career in his twenties on VARA-Radio where he worked as a producer. At the same time he served as a member of the executive committee of the Dutch Labour Party. Nagel was one of the creators of the radio-program called In de Rooie Haan. He also wrote his Tien over Rood which served as a political manifesto of the Nieuw Links within the Dutch Labour Party. From 1977 to 1983 Nagel was a PvdA deputy in the Dutch House of Representatives. At VARA-Radio he eventually became the editor-in-chief of the Achter het Nieuws.

Preoccupied with the problem of the widening gap between politics and people, he founded in 1993 a local party called Leefbaar Hilversum. In 2001 he established Leefbaar Nederland where he worked with Henk Westbroek, Willem van Kooten, Ton Luiting, Broos Schnetz and Pim Fortuyn. He has also been the party chairman of Leefbaar Nederland.[1] In 2005 there followed the Party for Justice, Action and Progress (in Dutch: Partij voor Rechtvaardigheid, Daadkracht en Vooruitgang (PRDV)) which he founded together with the former police spokesman Klaas Wilting, entrepreneur Peter Schouten and the party’s first lijsttrekker reporter Peter R. de Vries. His autobiography Boven het maaiveld was published in 2001. Nagel participated in the Provincial States elections of 2 March 2011 as a founding member of 50PLUS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tiggeloven, Carin (2 November 2002). "The newest political party in the Netherlands has decided to drop its candidate for prime minister". RNW. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 

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Official
Party political offices
New title Chairman of Livable Netherlands
1999–2002
Succeeded by
Fons Zinken
Chairman of 50PLUS
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Willem Holthuizen
Leader of 50PLUS
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Henk Krol
Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS
in the Senate of the Netherlands

2011–
Incumbent
Preceded by
Henk Krol
Leader of 50PLUS
2013–2016
Succeeded by
Henk Krol
Preceded by
Willem Holthuizen
Chairman of 50PLUS
2013–2014
Succeeded by
John Struijlaard
Preceded by
John Struijlaard
Chairman of 50PLUS
2016–
Incumbent