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Leve politiek : tijd voor progressieve onbescheidenheid

Kristof Calvo (author)

Leve politiek : tijd voor progressieve onbescheidenheid

F*ck de politiek! Een clubje graaiers dat het altijd denkt beter te weten. Ze zouden beter eens naar ons luisteren.' Dat luisteren is exact wat Groen-kopstuk Kristof Calvo de afgelopen tijd heeft gedaan. Hij trok door het hele land. Van de universiteiten over voetbalkantines tot de wei van Pukkelpop. Al die ontmoetingen hebben Calvo geïnspireerd voor een nieuw boek. Tegen de stroom in wil Calvo me
Title
Leve politiek : tijd voor progressieve onbescheidenheid
Author
Kristof Calvo
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Gent: Borgerhoff & Lamberigts, 2018
229 p.
ISBN
9789089318275 (paperback)

About Kristof Calvo

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Kristof Calvo y Castañer (born 30 January 1987) is a Belgian politician. He is a member of the Flemish left-wing green party. At the moment he is a federal representative. Since 2014, Calvo is parliamentary group leader of Groen in the federal Chamber of Representatives. Since January 2013, he has been a councillor in Mechelen.

Calvo was born in Rumst to a Spanish Catalan father, himself born in Barcelona but who migrated to Belgium with his family in 1960, and a Belgian mother. At home the family spoke Dutch and Kristof declared to the Barcelona's newspaper La Vanguardia in 2010 that he doesn't have enough vocabulary to speak Spanish and Catalan. He doesn't have the Spanish nationality. In 2010, at the age of 23, he became the youngest direct-elected representative in Belgian history.

During the controversy over the Belgian federal government's attitude towards the 2017 Spanish constitutional crisis, Kristof Calvo took a moderate attitude: condemnation of the…Read more on Wikipedia