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Lodewijk Asscher

Leader of the Dutch Labour Party

Lodewijk Asscher has been the leader of the Labour Party in The Netherlands since December 9, 2016, the Parliamentary leader of the Labour Party in the House of Representatives and a Member of the House of Representatives since March 23, 2017. He previously served as Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment in the Cabinet Rutte II, serving from November 5, 2012 until October 26, 2017. He previously served as acting Mayor of Amsterdam.