Alexander Pechtold

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<tr> <td colspan="2" style="text-align: center;">Image:Pechtold.jpg
</td> </tr><tr style="text-align: center;"> <th colspan="2">D66lijsttrekker</th> </tr><tr> <th style="border-bottom: none; text-align: center;" colspan="2">In office</th> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; text-align: center;" colspan="2">June 24, 2006 – present</td> </tr><tr> <th>Preceded by</th><td>Thom de Graaf</td> </tr><tr> <th>Succeeded by</th><td>Incumbent</td> </tr><tr style="text-align: center;"> <th colspan="2">Minister for Government Reform and Kingdom Relations</th> </tr><tr> <th style="border-bottom: none; text-align: center;" colspan="2">In office</th> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; text-align: center;" colspan="2">2005 – 2006</td> </tr><tr> <th>Preceded by</th> <td>Thom de Graaf</td> </tr><tr> <th>Succeeded by</th> <td>Atzo Nicolaï</td> </tr><tr style="text-align: center;"> <th colspan="2">Mayor of Wageningen</th> </tr><tr> <th style="border-bottom: none; text-align: center;" colspan="2">In office</th> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; text-align: center;" colspan="2">2003 – 2005</td> </tr><tr> <th>Succeeded by</th> <td>Geert van Rumund</td> </tr><tr> <th>Political party</th> <td>Democrats 66</td> </tr><tr> <th colspan="2">Website:www.pechtold.nl</th> </tr>
Alexander Pechtold
Born December 16 1965
Delft, Netherlands

Alexander Pechtold (born december 16 1965) is a Dutch politician. He is a member of D66, a Dutch social liberal party.

Pechtold studied art history and archeology at Leiden University, obtaining a degree in 1996. He also obtained a certification as auctioneer and worked for the Van Stockum's Veilingen during his studies. He was elected president of D66 in 2002. At that time he was alderman of Leiden, where earlier he functioned as councillor. He was appointed mayor of Wageningen in 2003. In 2005 he became Minister for Government Reform and Kingdom Relations in the second cabinet of Jan Peter Balkenende.

Pechtold will be the lijsttrekker for D66 in the Dutch elections of 2006, after he beat parliamentary leader Lousewies van der Laan and others in the 2006 D66 leadership election. Pechtold, as well as Laurens-Jan Brinkhorst, resigned from his minister post after the second Balkenende cabinet came in crisis on June 29, 2006. The next day, Balkenende offered the resignation of the full cabinet to the Dutch Queen.

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Preceded by:
Thom de Graaf
Dutch Minister for Government Reform and Kingdom Relations
March 31, 2005 – July 3, 2006
Succeeded by:
Atzo Nicolaï
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Alexander Pechtold

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