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Wouter Bos

Personal data
Date of birthJuly 14, 1963(age 53)
Place of birthVlaardingen, Netherlands
Birth nameWouter Jacob Bos
Political partyLabour Party (Partij van de Arbeid - PvdA)
SpouseBarbara Bos
ResidenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
Alma materVrije Universiteit (MA in Political Science and Economics)
OccupationPolitician, management consultant
ReligionReformed Protestant
Minister of Finance
In officeFebruary 22, 2007 - February 23, 2010
Prime ministerJan Peter Balkenende
Succeeded byJan Kees de Jager
Preceded byGerrit Zalm
Deputy Prime Minister
In officeFebruary 22, 2007 - February 23, 2010
Serving with André Rouvoet
Prime ministerJan Peter Balkenende
Succeeded byAndré Rouvoet (Only)
Preceded byGerrit Zalm
Parliamentary leader - Labour Party
House of Representatives
In officeNovember 19, 2002 - February 22, 2007
Succeeded byJacques Tichelaar
Preceded byJeltje van Nieuwenhoven (Ad Interim)
Member of the House of Representatives
In officeMay 23, 2002 - February 22, 2007
State Secretary for Finance
In officeMarch 24, 2000 - July 22, 2002
Prime ministerWim Kok
Succeeded bySteven van Eijk
Preceded byWillem Vermeend
Member of the House of Representatives
In officeMay 19, 1998 - March 24, 2000

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Wouter Jacob Bos (-nlˈʋʌutər ˈbɔs; born July 14, 1963 in Vlaardingen) is a Dutch management consultant and former politician of the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid - PvdA). He was Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet Balkenende IV from February 22, 2007 till February 23, 2010. He became the political leader of the Dutch Labour Party on November 17, 2002 and announced his retirement from politics on March 12, 2010.

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