Juancho Evertsz

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Juancho Evertsz
6th Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles
In office
Preceded by Otto R.A. Beaujon
Succeeded by Lucinda da Costa Gomez-Matheeuws
Personal details
Born March 8, 1923
Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
Died April 30, 2008
Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
Political party Antilles National People's Party (NVP)
Spouse(s) Idith A. Evertsz-de Lanoy

Juancho Evertsz (March 8, 1923 Curaçao – April 30, 2008 Curaçao), whose full name was Juan Miguel Gregorio Evertsz, was a Dutch Antillean politician who served as the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles between 1973 and 1977.[1]

Evertsz was one of the founding members and leaders of the Antilles National People's Party, which is also known by the abbreviation, NVP.[1] He openly opposed a plan to separate Aruba from the Netherlands Antilles as a separate, autonomous entity within the Kingdom of the Netherlands during his tenure as Prime Minister. Evertsz argued that the removal of Aruba from the Netherlands Antilles would undermine the federation of Dutch islands in the Caribbean.[1] Aruba later seceded from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986, but remained within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.[1]

Evertsz also openly clashed with Dutch Prime Minister Joop den Uyl and the Dutch Labour Party when the Uyl proposed full independence for the Netherlands Antilles.[1] Evertsz vehemently opposed the proposal.[1]

Juancho Evertsz died on Curaçao on April 30, 2008, at the age of 85, leaving behind his wife, two sons (Dennis and Kenneth) and one daughter (Sharline).[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Former Netherlands Antilles PM dies". Radio Netherlands. 2008-05-01. Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 

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Preceded by
Otto R.A. Beaujon
Prime Ministers of the Netherlands Antilles
Succeeded by
Lucinda da Costa Gomez-Matheeuws