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Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede
(1952 - )
Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede
Former Acting Governor of Curaçao

Adèle Pauline van der Pluijm-Vrede (born 1952) served as Acting Governor of Curaçao from 24 November 2012 to 4 November 2013


From 2002 to 2010 Van der Pluijm-Vrede served as Acting Governor of the Netherlands Antilles, with Frits Goedgedrag being Governor. After the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles of which Curaçao was part, Van der Pluijm-Vrede took up the position of Acting Governor of Curaçao. When Governor Frits Goedgedrag resigned in November 2012, Van der Pluijm-Vrede took over his tasks.

In December 2010, Helmin Wiels, leader of Pueblo Soberano in the Estates of Curaçao mentioned that he would like to see the resignation of Van der Pluijm-Vrede. According to Wiels Van der Pluijm-Vrede should not have instructed the Curaçao's intelligence agency to screen Ministers of Curaçao.

On 2 January 2013, Van der Pluijm-Vrede swore in the technocrat cabinet of Daniel Hodge, and honorably dismissed the previous interim-cabinet led by Stanley Betrian. The Hodge cabinet was formed as another interim cabinet, this time to handle reforms after the 2012 elections which failed to produce a coalition ready to reform. On 27 March 2013 the Hodge cabinet resigned after there were indications that political parties in Curaçao would be able to form a political cabinet. The Hodge cabinet took caretaker-status. On 5 May 2013, Helmin Wiels, who was involved in the process of cabinet formation, was killed. On 27 May 2013 Van der Pluijm-Vrede was asked by the then coaliation of PS, PAIS, PNP and independent member Glenn Sulvaran, to install a political cabinet on 3 June 2013. Member of Parliament for PS, Ivar Asjes, resigned his seat to become the new Prime Minister of Curaçao. Formateur Glenn Camelia, who had been appointed previously, handed in his final report to Van der Pluijm-Vrede the same day. The final report contained information regarding the formation and proposed cabinet ministers. Asjes withdrew his resignation from Parliament a few days later, after having received a letter by Van der Pluijm-Vrede which said that the screening on integrity of the new ministers was not yet completed. She said that as a consequence it would not be possible to install the new government on 3 June. On 7 June 2013 Van der Pluijm-Vrede installed the new government under Ivar Asjes.

On 30 April 2013, Van der Pluijm-Vrede was present at the abdication of Queen Beatrix. She signed the Act of Abdication (Dutch: Akte van Abdicatie) as a witness for the delegation of Curaçao. On Monday, June 24, 2013 she swore in her deputy, N.C. Römer-Kenepa, at Fort Amsterdam.

On 4 November 2013 Lucille George-Wout was sworn in by King Willem-Alexander as the new Governor of Curaçao.

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Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede
Occupation Politician
Birth Date 1952
Place of Birth Curaçao
Notable Accomplishments
Acting Governor of Curaçao: 24 November 2012 - 4 November 2013
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