Boris Dittrich

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Boris Ottokar Dittrich (Utrecht, July 21, 1955) is a Dutch politician. He was a member of parliament between 1994 and 2006, for the social-liberal party D66.

Dittrich is a former lawyer and judge. His father came to the Netherlands as a political asylum seeker from Czechoslovakia in 1948.

Dittrich followed Thom de Graaf as parliamentary leader of D66, when de Graaf stepped down after disappointing results in the 2003 general elections. He stepped down as leader of the D66 faction on February 3, 2006, after admitting tactical errors in the debate about the sending of Dutch soldiers to the Afghan province of Uruzgan for ISAF. His successor as parliamentarian leader was Lousewies van der Laan.

On August 3, 2006, Dittrich announced that he will retire from politics after the 2006 Dutch election. He is interested in going to work for an international organization, such as the United Nations.

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