Lilianne Ploumen

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Her Excellency
Lilianne Ploumen
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Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
Assumed office
5 November 2012
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Henk Bleker
President of the Labour Party
In office
6 October 2007 – 22 January 2012
Preceded by Michiel van Hulten
Succeeded by Hans Spekman
Personal details
Born (1962-07-12) 12 July 1962 (age 52)
Maastricht, Netherlands
Political party Labour Party
Alma mater Erasmus University

Elisabeth Maria Josepha (Lilianne) Ploumen (born 12 July 1962 in Maastricht) is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA). She has been Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the second Rutte cabinet since 5 November 2012. She was also the chairwoman of the Labour Party from 6 October 2007 until 22 January 2012, when she resigned and was succeeded by Hans Spekman.[1]

Ploumen studied social history at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

In the evening of her appointment as a minister she went to Turkey for her first trade mission.


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