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Alexander Pechtold

Alexander Pechtold (born December 16, 1965 in Delft) is a former Dutch politician of Democrats 66 (D66). He was political leader from 2006 till 2018.

He was a member of the Second Chamber and also parliamentary leader from 2006 till 2018. Previously he was a government minister in the Second Balkenende cabinet, mayor of Wageningen, party chair, and an alderman of Leiden.

Pechtold studied art history and archaeology at Leiden University, and worked as an auctioneer before entering into politics.

He is non-religious.

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