Arie Slob

Arie Slob (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːri ˈslɔp]; born 16 November 1961) is a Dutch politician and history teacher serving as Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Media in the Third Rutte cabinet since 26 October 2017.


Arie Slob
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Slob in 2017
Minister for Primary and Secondary
Education and Media
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterMark Rutte
Preceded byPosition reestablished
Leader of the Christian Union
In office
28 April 2011 – 10 November 2015
Preceded byAndré Rouvoet
Succeeded byGert-Jan Segers
Leader of the Christian Union in the House of Representatives
In office
28 April 2011 – 10 November 2015
Preceded byAndré Rouvoet
Succeeded byGert-Jan Segers
In office
15 February 2007 – 10 June 2010
Preceded byAndré Rouvoet
Succeeded byAndré Rouvoet
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
19 November 2002 – 1 December 2015
In office
14 February 2001 – 23 May 2002
Personal details
Born (1961-11-16) 16 November 1961 (age 59)
Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Union
(since 2002)
Other political
affiliations
Reformed Political League
(1987–2002)
Spouse(s)
Marjette Slob
(m. 1986)
ChildrenEsther, Aron, Lotte and Karen
ResidenceZwolle, Netherlands
Alma materUniversity of Groningen
(Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
OccupationPolitician · Teacher · Education administrator · Historian · Nonprofit director
Website(in English) Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Media

A member of the Christian Union (CU), he was a member of the House of Representatives from 19 November 2002 until 1 December 2015. From 28 April 2011 to 10 November 2015, he was also party leader and parliamentary leader, in both positions succeeding André Rouvoet. He focused on matters of the Royal House, security, constitutional rights, infrastructure and fishery.

Early political careerEdit

A native of Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, Slob studied History at the University of Groningen. He started his political career as a member of the municipal council of Zwolle from 1993 to 2001. In 2001, Slob became a member of the House of Representatives for the Reformed Political League (GPV) when its leader, Gert Schutte, retired. After the 2002 election, the newly formed Christian Union lost a seat and Slob did not return to Parliament. When Kars Veling, the party's lijsttrekker, stepped down as a result of the election loss, Slob took his place. He was put on the second place of the list of Christian Union candidates for the 2004 election and was reelected.

Leader of the Christian UnionEdit

After the 2006 general election, Slob and party lijsttrekker André Rouvoet represented the Christian Union in the negotiations for the formation of the new cabinet of the Netherlands, the Fourth Balkenende cabinet; Rouvoet was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Slob took his place as parliamentary leader. In 2011, when Rouvoet stepped down as party leader, Slob succeeded him. As a member of the House of Representatives, he also was a member of the Temporary Committee on Infrastructural Projects.

Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and MediaEdit

Slob retired from politics effective on 1 December 2015. He was invested as a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau on his departure from the House of Representatives.[1] He was replaced by Eppo Bruins.[2]

Slob was named director of the Historical Center Overijssel in Zwolle per 1 January 2016.[1] On 26 October 2017, he was appointed Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Media in Mark Rutte's third cabinet under the supervision of Education Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tweede Kamer neemt afscheid van Arie Slob" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Eppo Bruins nieuw Tweede Kamerlid voor de ChristenUnie" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015.

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