Bas van der Vlies
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Bastiaan Johannis "Bas" van der Vlies (born June 29 1942, Sliedrecht) is a Dutch politician. He is member of the confessional Political Reformed Party (SGP), and a member of Dutch Parliament since June 1981. Since 1986, he is also parliamentary leader of the party.
Van der Vlies obtained a hydraulic engineering degree from the Delft University of Technology. He worked as a math teacher before becoming a politician. He is currently the most "senior" member / parliamentary leader of Parliament, having already spent more than 25 years there.nl:Bas van der Vlies