Machiavelli Award 2000 for Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven

According to the board of directors, Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Speaker of Parliament, has deserved the Machiavelli Award because, in the function that she has held over the las two and a half years, she has given important incentives to improve the perception of politics. She did not do that as a party politician, but as a representative of all elected representatives.