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Gert Jan Maarten "Gert-Jan" Segers (born 9 July 1969 in Lisse) is a Dutch political scientist and politician. As a member of the ChristianUnion (ChristenUnie), he has been an MP since 20 September 2012. He has also been parliamentary leader since 10 November 2015, succeeding Arie Slob.[1]

Gert-Jan Segers
Gert-Jan Segers 2018.jpg
Leader of the ChristianUnion in the House of Representatives
Assumed office
10 November 2015
Preceded byArie Slob
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
20 September 2012
Personal details
Born (1969-07-09) 9 July 1969 (age 49)
Lisse, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristianUnion
RPF (until 2002)
ResidenceNetherlands

Segers studied political science at Leiden University and obtained a Master's degree in Western-Islamic relations and the Middle East at Johns Hopkins University. From 2000 to 2007 he was a Christian missionary in Egypt. From 2008 to 2012, he was the chairman of the ChristianUnion think tank Mr. G. Groen van Prinsterer Stichting.[2]

He is also a columnist for the Dutch newspaper Nederlands Dagblad, and he wrote two books about Islam-related topics, as well as two novels.

Gert-Jan Segers is married and has three children. Mayor of Staphorst Theo Segers is his cousin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hooglander Gert-Jan Segers nieuwe fractievoorzitter ChristenUnie" (in Dutch). RTV Utrecht. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Drs G.J Segers". parlement.com.

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