Evelyna Christina "Evelyn" Wever-Croes
Prime Minister of Aruba
Evelyna Christina "Evelyn" Wever-Croes (born 5 December 1966) is an Aruban politician and current Prime Minister of Aruba, serving since 17 November 2017. She is the first female to hold this position. She is a member of the People's Electoral Movement (MEP) and has been the leader of the party since 2011
Early life and education
Evelyna Christina "Evelyn" Wever-Croes was born on 5 December 1966. he studied Antillean law at the University of the Netherlands Antillesfrom 1985 to 1986. She then moved to the Netherlands and studied tax law at Leiden University from 1986 to 1989.
Wever-Croes worked for the tax inspection from 1989 to 2003, working as head since 2003. She then worked at a law firm as a tax adviser at Croes, Wever & Tchong until 2010, concurrently working as lawyer since 2008.
Wever-Croes was member of the Estates of Aruba since 29 October 2009, having been elected in the 2009 elections where she held the third position on the party list. She served as parliamentary group leader since 2013. She resigned from the Estates to become Prime Minister.
In the 2017 general election Wever-Croes' MEP obtained 9 seats. She subsequently managed to form a coalition government under her leadership with the Pueblo Orguyoso y Respeta (POR) and Network of Electoral Democracy(RED), the first Aruban coalition government in 16 years, and the first Aruban government headed by a woman. Wever-Croes's cabinet was sworn in by Governor Alfonso Boekhoudt on 17 November 2017.