07 November 2013

First Woman Governor for Curacao to take office

NL Times

© REUTERS. Netherlands King  Willem-Alexander receives the new governor of Curacao, Lucille George Wout (M) and her husband George Herman (L) at Noordeinde Palace

King Willem-Alexander swore in Lucille George-Wout as Governor of Curaçao. With this act the island territory once again has a full-fledged governor, just before the introductory royal visit on November 18 and 19.The regulations require that the oath must be taken before the king. Acceptance of the position occurs at a meeting of the States. On return to Curaçao, George-Wout will give a speech during a solemn parliamentary assembly, announced the government of the island Friday, after the appointment of the new governor was approved by the National Council of Ministers.

Lucille George-Wout (63), the first woman to occupy this position, is the successor of Frits dos Santos Goedgedrag. He was also the last Governor of the in 2010 dismantled Netherlands Antilles.

George-Wout served in several public positions, such as member and chairman of the States, representative, and minister.