Johan Remkes is acting mayor of The Hague

Published: 10 October 2019Modified: 15 October 2019

The King's Commissioner of South Holland, Jaap Smit, has appointed Johan Remkes as acting mayor of the Municipality of The Hague effective 12 October 2019.

Following Pauline Krikke’s resignation on Sunday, 6 October, the commissioner decided to appoint an acting mayor after consulting with the party leaders. During the talks they discussed the nature of the assignment and the desired profile. The commissioner then proposed Johan Remkes as acting mayor. After a talk with him on Wednesday the party leaders agreed to the nomination.

Johan Remkes

Johan Remkes

Remkes is 68 years old and was the King’s Commissioner of North Holland for 9 years. Previously he was Minister of  the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Deputy Prime Minister and State Secretary for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. Remkes recently headed the commission to advise the Dutch cabinet on short-term solutions to the nitrogen problem.

More information can be found on the contact page for the mayor.