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  Jan Peter Balkenende - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Balkenende first entered the Tweede Kamer (lower house) of the Netherlands Parliament on 19 May 1998, while the CDA was in opposition.
After early elections in 2003 Balkenende formed his second cabinet Balkenende II with the liberal VVD and the progressive liberal D66.
Balkenende is often called "Harry Potter" by the Dutch inhabitants because of his resemblance to the storybook character.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jan_Peter_Balkenende   (621 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Cabinet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The day-to-day role of a cabinet member is to serve as the head of one segment of the national bureaucracy, as the head civil servant to which all other employees in that department report.
The notion of the modern cabinet is credited to the reign of George I and George II; both of whom made use of such a system, as both were non-native English speakers, unfamiliar with British politics, and thus relied heavily on groups of advisors.
The Shadow Cabinet, in Commonwealth English, are the leading members, or frontbenchers, of an opposition party, who generally hold critic portfolios "shadowing" cabinet ministers, questioning their decisions and proposing policy alternatives.
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 Articles - Jan Peter Balkenende   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jan Peter Balkenende (legally Jan ´´Pieter´´ Balkenende) began his career on the staff of the research institute of the political party Christen Democratisch Appèl (CDA) and as a city councillor in Amstelveen.
He rents an apartment in The Hague, which caused a political row since it costs the Dutch government 9,000 euro a month, whilst his prime ministerial residence, the, was being renovated.
Only a few months after Balkenende took office, a fire destroyed the first floor of the Catshuis and so it is again under renovation.
www.foreverc.com /articles/Jan_Peter_Balkenende   (533 words)

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The second cabinet of Jan Peter Balkenende has been in office in the Netherlands from May 27, 2003.
The cabinet took power at a time when the Netherlands' economy was in poor shape, with increasing unemployment and slight economic contraction.
In its budget of September 16, 2003, the cabinet announced budget cuts of 5700 million euro, making a total of 11 milliard euro when combined with the cuts announced by the previous cabinet.
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 Netherlands cabinet Van Agt 2 - Insurance.GetQuick.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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