Alexander Pechtold

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Alexander Pechtold

Alexander Pechtold (born December 16, 1965 in Delft) is a Dutch politician of Democrats 66 (D66). He has been political leader since 2006.

He has been a member of the Second Chamber and also parliamentary leader since 2006. Previously he was a government minister in the Second Balkenende cabinet, mayor of Wageningen, party chair, and an alderman of Leiden.

Pechtold studied art history and archaeology at Leiden University, and worked as an auctioneer before entering into politics.

He is non-religious.

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