Femke Halsema

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Mayor Femke Halsema
Campaigning in the 2010 elections

Femke Halsema (born 25 April 1966) is a Dutch politician of GreenLeft (GroenLinks, shortened GL). She has been mayor of Amsterdam since 12 July 2018.[1]

Halsema was born in Haarlem and grew up in Enschede. She studied criminology at Utrecht University.

She was an MP from May 1998 to January 2011 and leading the GreenLeft parliamentary group from November 2002 to December 2010, being party leader the same time.

Halsema did also some academic teaching and wrote several publications about political and sociological topics, including her political autobiography.

Her partner is documentary maker Robert Oey.

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  1. Drs. F. (Femke) Halsema, Parlement.com

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