Wim Kok

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His Excellency
Wim Kok
Wim Kok 1994.jpg
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
August 22, 1994 – July 22, 2002
Monarch Beatrix
Preceded by Ruud Lubbers
Succeeded by Jan Peter Balkenende
Personal details
Born Willem Kok, Jr.
(1938-09-29)September 29, 1938
Bergambacht, Netherlands
Died 20 October 2018(2018-10-20) (aged 80)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Rita Roukema (1965–2018)
Children André (born 1962)
Residence Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alma mater Nyenrode Business Universiteit (Honorary degree)
University of Münster (Honorary degree)
Occupation Politician
Trade Union Leader
Corporate director
Religion Non-religious (Agnosticism)

Willem "Wim" Kok (September 29, 1938 – October 20, 2018) was a politician and former trade unionist from the Netherlands. He represented the Labour Party (PvdA). He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from August 22, 1994 until July 22, 2002.[1][2]

Kok was born in Bergambacht in South Holland.

Kok died on October 20, 2018 in Amsterdam from heart failure at the age of 80.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. (Dutch) Wim Kok (1938) Biografie, Absolutefacts.nl, June 4, 2010
  2. (Dutch) Wim Kok: bezuiniger tegen wil en dank, Elsevier, March 29, 2012
  3. Former Dutch prime minister, Wim Kok, dies at 80

Other websites[change | change source]

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