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Alfonso Boekhoudt

(27 January 1965 - )

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Juna Alfonso Boekhoudt
Governor of Aruba

Juan Alfonso Boekhoudt is the current Governor of Aruba.

Career

Boekhoudt has served as director of the Aruba Ports Authority. He also served as chair of the Aruba Red Cross.

He was appointed as Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba per 13 November 2013, he succeeded Edwin Abath. Boekhoudt was succeeded by Juan David Yrausquin on 17 November 2016.

In October 2016, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of the Netherlands appointed Boekhoudt as Governor of Aruba per 1 January 2017. He was nominated by Dutch Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk.

The move drew criticism from the government of Prime Minister Mike Eman, which stated that the rules of the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom regarding gubernatorial appointments had not been followed. With the Aruban cabinet wishing that the appointment was reversed. The Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations stated that the rules had been followed. The Aruban cabinet had nominated Finance Minister Angel Bermudez for the position.

The Aruban cabinet subsequently withdrew confidence in Boekhoudt, forcing him to resign as Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba per 1 November 2016. On 18 October the conflict between Eman and Plasterk was settled, with Eman accepting the appointment of Boekhoudt, with the parties jointly declaring that the process was not handled perfectly.

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_Boekhoudt
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Occupation Politician
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Date of Birth 27 January 1965
Place of Birth Aruba
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Notable Accomplishments
Governor of Aruba: 1 January 2017 - incumbent
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