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|13th President of the European Parliament|
|Preceded by||Simone Veil|
|Succeeded by||Pierre Pflimlin|
|Born||8 January 1934|
|Died||21 June 2003 (aged 69)|
|Political party||PvdA, PES|
From 1968 till 1981 he was a member of the Second Chamber.
In the third government of Ruud Lubbers (1989–1994) he was Secretary of State for European matters.
From 1994 till 1999 he was again an MEP.
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