A politician from Apeldoorn is part of the new Dutch cabinet announced by premier Mark Rutte last weekend.
Paul Blokhuis (53), from the ChristenUnie (CU), will be secretary of state for health, social services and sport. He is one of three politicians from Gelderland province who will serve in the new cabinet leading the coalition government, the party announced on its website.
Wittenborg University has been located in Apeldoorn in Gelderland since 2010 and has a good relationship with the city. On 10 November, its 30th Anniversary Gala will be held at the city hall, which is also the location for its bi-annual graduation ceremonies.
Blokhuis has been a councilor (wethouder) in Apeldoorn since 2006, and his field of expertise was also in social services and youth development.
by James Wittenborg
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