Former minister Adelmund dies suddenly

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21 October 2005, AMSTERDAM — Karin Adelmund, a former junior minister at the Department of Education, Culture and Science, died of cardiac arrest on Friday morning, the Labour Party (PvdA) announced.

21 October 2005

AMSTERDAM — Karin Adelmund, a former junior minister at the Department of Education, Culture and Science, died of cardiac arrest  on Friday morning, the Labour Party (PvdA) announced.

Trade union confederation FNV said it was dismayed at the unexpected death of the ardent trade unionist. She was 56 and is survived by husband and two children.

Politicians on the right of the political spectrum in the Netherlands also paid tribute to the former minister, MP and chairperson of the PvdA.

Adelmund was a junior minister from 1988 to 2002 and had responsibility for primary and secondary education as well as special education. She returned to parliament in 2002 as PvdA spokesperson for big city policy, immigrants and illegal aliens. 
  
The PvdA is "deeply shocked and very sad about Karin's death. We will really miss her," party leader Wouter Bos said.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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