Nilüfer Gündoğan

Dutch former politician

Nilüfer Gündoğan (born 6 June 1977) is a Dutch politician and has a Kurdish-Turkish background.[1]

Nilüfer Gündoğan
Parliamentary group leader
Assumed office
22 March 2022
In office
26 February 2022 – 9 March 2022
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
31 March 2021
Personal details
Nilüfer Gündoğan

(1977-06-06) 6 June 1977 (age 47)
Nazimiye, Turkey
NationalityDutch, Turkish
Political partyindependent (2022-)
Volt (2018-2022)
D66 (2009-2018)
ResidenceAmsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Gündoğan was born in Nazimiye, Turkey, and grew up in Weert, the Netherlands. She studied medecine and political science but did not finish her studies. She worked as a consultant and manager, among others at the municipality of Amsterdam.

She joined the Democrats 66 (D66) party in 2009 but switched to Volt Netherlands in 2018. On behalf of this party she was elected into the House of Representatives on 31 March 2021. After accusations of improper behaviour she was expelled from the Volt group in February 2022 and has gone on as an independent politician since 22 March 2022.


  1. N. (Nilüfer) Gündoğan,

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