Thierry Baudet

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Thierry Baudet

Thierry Henri Philippe Baudet (born January 28, 1983 in Heemstede) is a Dutch political activist and a politician of the Forum for Democracy (FvD). He has been political leader since 2016.

He has been a member of the Second Chamber and parliamentary leader since 2017. Previously he was party chair.

Baudet studied law and history at the University of Amsterdam. He got his PhD at Leiden University and worked at the same university. He also had a column in Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad.

He is very negative about the European Union and has written several books on this topic.

Baudet with his Forum for Democracy was one of the people behind the referendum against a treaty of the European Union with Ukraine in 2016. Although the majority of the voters were against this treaty, the referendum had no results in the end.

He is partly of Walloon descent.

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