Rabat - Jesse Klaver, a remarkable young Moroccan-Dutch politician has topped EenVandaag Channel’s Youngsters poll as best politician in the Netherlands in 2015.
Rabat – Jesse Klaver, a remarkable young Moroccan-Dutch politician has topped EenVandaag Channel’s Youngsters poll as best politician in the Netherlands in 2015.
Twenty-three percent out of the 1,165 youngsters who participated in the poll, voted for Jesse Klaver, crowning him Netherland’s Best Politician of 2015.
The 29-year old politician became the Netherland’s youngest political leader elected in May, when he defeated Bram Van Ojik in the Green Party elections.
Jesse Klaver was born on May 1, 1986 in Roosendaal, south of the Netherlands to a Moroccan father and an Indonesian mother.
Klaver spent his childhood away from his father, as he grew up in government housing in the Westrand neighborhood.
Before being elected as chair of the GreenLeft Party, Jesse attended Waldorf School Michael College in Prinsenbeek.
He was also a member of the board of DWARS, the youth organization of the GreenLeft party.
The young politician received attention from the media when he criticized the practices of the ABN Amro, such as its remuneration policy, and by inviting economist Thomas Piketty to the Parliament.