Thierry Baudet

Dutch author and politician (born 1983)

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 a member of the House of Representatives since 2017.

Thierry Baudet
Parliamentary group leader
Assumed office
23 March 2017
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
23 March 2017
Party leader / party chair
Assumed office
25 September 2016
Personal details
Thierry Henri Philippe

(1983-01-28) 28 January 1983 (age 41)
Heemstede, North Holland, Netherlands
Political partyForum for Democracy (FVD) (2016-)
ResidenceAmsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Alma materUniversity of Amsterdam, Leiden University

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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