|Pieter Van Buskirk|
|Name||Pieter Van Buskirk|
|Full name||Pieter Van Buskirk|
|Born|| Carrington, Brunant|
27 March 1965
|Languages||Dutch, English, German|
|Political party||Social Democrats|
Pieter Van Buskirk (27 March 1965 in Carrington) is a Brunanter politician who is the chairman of the Social Democrats, and since 15 March 2017 has been the interim Prime Minister and External Affairs minister. He is distantly related to founding father Rudolf Boskerck the Elder, through his second son Maarten.
Van Buskirk was born in Carrington to a very liberal family. From a young age, he joined the SDP and rose up the ranks to be an important figure in the 1990s. He was appointed External Affairs minister in 2002 by Ines Michels, a position which he held until 2005. In 2009 he was again appointed to the position by Robert Helms, holding it until the 2013 election.
As a result of the 2017 Green Party corruption scandal, Van Buskirk terminated the coalition with the GP and Peter Wostor was forced to resign on 14 March. Van Buskirk was chosen as interim prime minister the next day, and also was chosen to head External Affairs on an interim basis.
Van Buskirk was married in 1988 and he has stated <<[he] was young and very naive>>, thus ending up in divorce a year later. He married again in 2010 to then-23 year old radio presenter Carina Nordin; she is of Swedish origin and presently works with Lucas FM.