Carola Schouten

Dutch politician

Cornelia Johanna "Carola" Schouten (born October 6, 1977 in 's-Hertogenbosch) is a Dutch politician of the ChristianUnion (ChristenUnie). She is a Minister and also a Deputy Prime Minister.

Carola Schouten
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Minister for Poverty Policy, Participation and Pensions
Assumed office
10 January 2022
Deputy Prime Minister
Fourth Rutte cabinet (third deputy)
Assumed office
10 January 2022
Serving with Sigrid Kaag
and Wopke Hoekstra
Preceded byprolonged
Third Rutte cabinet (third deputy)
In office
26 October 2017 – 10 January 2022
Preceded byLodewijk Asscher
Succeeded byprolonged
Minister of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality
In office
26 October 2017 – 10 January 2022
Preceded byHenk Kamp
Succeeded byHenk Staghouwer
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
31 March 2021 – 10 January 2022
In office
18 May 2011 – 26 October 2017
Personal details
Born
Cornelia Johanna Schouten

(1977-10-06) 6 October 1977 (age 44)
's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristianUnion (CU)
ResidenceRotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Alma materErasmus University Rotterdam
Websitewww.parlement.com

Schouten spent her youth on a farm in Giessen, a village in the Land of Heusden and Altena (a region in the very north of the Province of North Brabant).

She studied business administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and worked afterwards at the Social Affairs Ministry and as an assistant to the ChristianUnion parliamentary group.

In 2011 she was chosen into the Second Chamber. She participated in political negotiations in 2012 and in the government negotiations of 2017.

From 2017 to 2022 she was minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and also third Deputy Prime Minister in the Third Rutte cabinet.[1] Since January 2022 she has been minister for Poverty Policy, Participation and Pensions and also third Deputy Prime Minister in the Fourth Rutte cabinet.[2]

Carola Schouten is single with one child. She is a member of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Liberated).

ReferencesEdit

  1. The two other Deputy Prime Ministers were Hugo de Jonge (CDA) and Kajsa Ollongren (D66).
  2. The two other Deputy Prime Ministers are Sigrid Kaag (D66) and Wopke Hoekstra (CDA).

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