Wouter Bos elected politician of 2008

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The parliamentary press has elected Wouter Bos as politician of the year.

THE NETHERLANDS - Many journalists found that Mr Bos did a good job of tackling the credit crisis and that his party is in a better position because of his actions. 

The Labour leader and finance minister beat Democrat 66 leader Alexander Pechtold and Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders, who came in third.

Green Left MP Tofik Dibi was elected political talent of 2008 for his originality in debate.

Second place went to Freedom Party MP Hero Brinkman.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]  

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