Hans van Baalen

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Hans van Baalen
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President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
In office
21 November 2015 – 29 April 2021
Preceded byGraham Watson
Succeeded byVacant
Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the European Parliament
In office
14 July 2009 – 1 July 2019
Preceded byJules Maaten
Succeeded byMalik Azmani
Member of the European Parliament
In office
14 July 2009 – 1 July 2019
ConstituencyNetherlands
President of the Liberal International
In office
20 April 2009 – 26 April 2014
Preceded byJohn Alderdice
Succeeded byJuli Minoves
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
30 January 2003 – 14 July 2009
In office
28 September 1999 – 23 May 2002
Personal details
Born
Johannes Cornelis van Baalen

(1960-06-17)17 June 1960
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died29 April 2021(2021-04-29) (aged 60)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Political partyPeople's Party for Freedom and Democracy (1986–2021)
Spouse(s)
Ineke Sybesma (m. 2006)
Children1 son
EducationLeiden University (LLB, LLM, MSc)
WebsiteOfficial website (in Dutch)
Military service
Allegiance Netherlands
Branch/serviceRoyal Netherlands Army
Years of service1986–2021 (Reserve)
RankColonel Colonel
UnitNational Reserve Corps

Johannes Cornelis "Hans" van Baalen (17 June 1960 – 29 April 2021) was a Dutch politician. He was a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He was a Member of the European Parliament and Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the European Parliament from 2009 until 2019. He also was President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party from 21 November 2015 until his death.

Van Baalen died of cancer on 29 April 2021 at a Rotterdam hospital, aged 60.[1]

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