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Martina Lorens

Martina Lorens in 2012.

Martina Lorens, born as Martina van Dort, (6 September, 1954 in Sint-Anders) is a Brunanter politician with the Social Democratic Party. She was the Minister for Finance in the government until 7 September 2018.

Personal lifeEdit

Lorens was born into a well to do family in Sint-Anders. She did her secondary education at the Collegio Champagnat Santa Clara and was one of the first female graduates at the school.

Political career Edit

Lorens was a longtime member of the Centre Democrats since her youth in the 1960s. As a CD party member she served in the city council of Sint-Anders from 1976 to 1984, leaving the party in 1981 to remain an independent and later being a founding member of the Brunanter Greens in 1985. In 1985 she joined the Government of Brunant (Dept. of Health and Welfare) and in 1996 she was promoted to head the public healthcare program in the department. After several years in this, she was promoted to Deputy-Minister, in charge of the Health division in 2002.

In 2005 she left the department to campaign for the elections, where she was elected representative in Congress for 2005, re-elected in 2009 and 2013. Following the recent elections in April 2013, Lorens was appointed Minister for Health and Welfare, due to her 30 years of work in the department.

In 2017, she became Minister of Finance.

Personal life Edit

Lorens married Arthur Lorens in 1978 and they have three children.

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