Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands

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Deputy Prime Minister of the
Netherlands
Viceminister-president
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Lodewijk Asscher
Incumbent
Lodewijk Asscher

since 5 November 2012
Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
Style Excellency
Appointer Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Term length 4 years, no term limits
Constituting instrument Constitution of the Netherlands
Formation 24 June 1945; 69 years ago (1945-06-24)
First holder Willem Drees
Salary €144,000 (including €7887,24 expenses)
Website Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands is the official Deputy of the Head of Government of the Netherlands. In the absence of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands the Deputy Prime Minister takes over his functions, such as chairing the Cabinet of the Netherlands and the Council of Ministers of the Netherlands. Conventionally, all of the junior partners in the coalition get one deputy. They are ranked according to the size of their respective parties. Incumbent Lodewijk Asscher is the sixth Deputy Prime Minister of the Labour Party.

List[edit]

Deputy Prime Minister Term of Office Party Prime Minister (Cabinet) Position Note(s)
Willem Drees
Willem Drees
24 June 1945 –
7 August 1948
SDAP
(1945-1946)
PvdA
(1946-1948)
Wim Schermerhorn
(Schermerhorn-Drees)
Louis Beel
(Beel I)
Minister of Social Affairs
Josef van Schaik
Josef van Schaik
7 August 1948 –
15 March 1951
KVP Willem Drees
(Drees-Van Schaik)
Minister without Portfolio
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
Minister of the Interior
Frans Teulings
Frans Teulings
15 March 1951 –
2 September 1952
KVP Willem Drees
(Drees I)
Minister without Portfolio
Minister of the Interior
Louis Beel
Louis Beel
2 September 1952 –
13 October 1956
KVP Willem Drees
(Drees II)
Minister of the Interior
Minister of Social Work
Minister of Education, Arts and Science
Minister of Justice
Minister of Colonial Affairs
Teun Struycken
Teun Struycken
13 October 1956 –
19 May 1959
KVP Willem Drees
(Drees III)
Louis Beel
(Beel II)
Minister of the Interior
Minister of Justice
Henk Korthals
Henk Korthals
19 May 1959 –
24 July 1963
VVD Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
Barend Biesheuvel
Barend Biesheuvel
24 July 1963 –
14 April 1965
ARP Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
Minister for Suriname and Netherlands Antilles Affairs
Anne VondelingBarend Biesheuvel
1. Anne Vondeling
2. Barend Biesheuvel
14 April 1965 –
22 November 1966
PvdA (Vondeling)
ARP (Biesheuvel)
Jo Cals
(Cals)
Minister of Finance (Vondeling)
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
Minister for Suriname and Netherlands Antilles Affairs (Biesheuvel)
Jan de QuayBarend Biesheuvel
1. Jan de Quay
2. Barend Biesheuvel
22 November 1966 –
5 April 1967
KVP (De Quay)
ARP (Biesheuvel)
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (de Quay)
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
Minister for Suriname and Netherlands Antilles Affairs (Biesheuvel)
Johan WitteveenJoop Bakker
1. Johan Witteveen
2. Joop Bakker
5 April 1967 –
6 July 1971
VVD (Witteveen)
ARP (Bakker)
Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
Minister of Finance (Witteveen)
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (Bakker)
Roelof NelissenMolly Geertsema
1. Roelof Nelissen
2. Molly Geertsema
6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
KVP (Nelissen)
VVD (Geertsema)
Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel III)
Minister of Finance (Nelissen)
Minister of the Interior (Geertsema)
Dries van Agt
Dries van Agt [Res]
11 May 1973 –
8 September 1977
KVP Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
Minister of Justice
Wilhelm Friedrich de Gaay Fortman
Wilhelm Friedrich de Gaay Fortman
8 September 1977 –
19 December 1977
ARP Minister of Justice
Minister of the Interior
Hans Wiegel
Hans Wiegel
19 December 1977 –
11 September 1981
VVD Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
Minister of the Interior
Joop den UylJan Terlouw
1. Joop den Uyl [Res]
2. Jan Terlouw
11 September 1981 –
29 May 1982
PvdA (Den Uyl)
D66 (Terlouw)
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt II)
Minister of Social Affairs and Employment
Minister for Suriname and Netherlands Antilles Affairs (Den Uyl)
Minister of Economic Affairs (Terlouw)
Jan Terlouw
Jan Terlouw
29 May 1982 –
4 November 1982
D66 Dries van Agt
(Van Agt III)
Minister of Economic Affairs
Gijs van Aardenne
Gijs van Aardenne
4 November 1982 –
14 July 1986
VVD Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
Rudolf de Korte
Rudolf de Korte
14 July 1986 –
7 November 1989
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers II)
Wim Kok
Wim Kok
7 November 1989 –
22 August 1994
PvdA Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
Minister of Finance
Hans DijkstalHans van Mierlo
1. Hans Dijkstal
2. Hans van Mierlo
22 August 1994 –
3 August 1998
VVD (Dijkstal)
D66 (Van Mierlo)
Wim Kok
(Kok I)
Minister of the Interior (Dijkstal)
Minister of Foreign Affairs (Van Mierlo)
Annemarie JorritsmaEls Borst
1. Annemarie Jorritsma
2. Els Borst
3 August 1998 –
22 July 2002
VVD (Jorritsma)
D66 (Borst)
Wim Kok
(Kok II)
Minister of Economic Affairs (Jorritsma)
Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport (Borst)
Eduard BomhoffJohan Remkes
1. Eduard Bomhoff [Res]
2. Johan Remkes
22 July 2002 –
16 October 2002
LPF (Bomhoff)
VVD (Remkes)
Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende I)
Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport (Bomhoff)
Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Remkes)
Johan Remkes
Johan Remkes
16 October 2002 –
18 October 2002
VVD Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
Johan Remkes
1. Johan Remkes[1]
2. Roelf de Boer[2]
18 October 2002 –
27 May 2003
VVD (Remkes)
LPF (De Boer)
Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Remkes)
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (De Boer)
Gerrit ZalmThom de Graaf
1. Gerrit Zalm
2. Thom de Graaf [Res]
27 May 2003 –
25 March 2005
VVD (Zalm)
D66 (De Graaf)
Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende II)
Minister of Finance (Zalm)
Minister for Government Reform and Kingdom Relations (De Graaf)
Gerrit Zalm
Gerrit Zalm
25 March 2005 -
31 March 2005
VVD Minister of Finance
Gerrit ZalmLaurens Jan Brinkhorst
1. Gerrit Zalm
2. Laurens Jan Brinkhorst [Res]
31 March 2005 –
3 July 2006
VVD (Zalm) D66 (Brinkhorst) Minister of Finance (Zalm)
Minister of Economic Affairs (Brinkhorst)
Gerrit Zalm
Gerrit Zalm
3 July 2006 –
22 February 2007
VVD Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende III)
Minister of Finance
Wouter BosAndré Rouvoet
1. Wouter Bos [Res]
2. André Rouvoet
22 February 2007 –
23 February 2010
PvdA (Bos)
CU (Rouvoet)
Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IV)
Minister of Finance (Bos)
Minister for Youth and Family (Rouvoet)
André Rouvoet
André Rouvoet
23 February 2010 –
14 October 2010
CU Minister for Youth and Family
Minister of Education, Culture and Science
Maxime Verhagen
Maxime Verhagen
14 October 2010 –
5 November 2012
CDA Mark Rutte
(Rutte I)
Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
Lodewijk Asscher
Lodewijk Asscher
5 November 2012 –
PvdA Mark Rutte
(Rutte II)
Minister of Social Affairs and Employment
Res. Resigned.

Living Deputy Prime Ministers of the Netherlands[edit]

Deputy Prime Minister Term Age
Johan Witteveen 1967-1971 (1921-06-12) June 12, 1921 (age 93)
Roelof Nelissen 1971-1973 (1931-04-04) April 4, 1931 (age 83)
Dries van Agt 1973-1977 (1931-02-02) February 2, 1931 (age 83)
Hans Wiegel 1977-1981 (1941-07-16) July 16, 1941 (age 73)
Jan Terlouw 1981-1982 (1931-11-15) November 15, 1931 (age 82)
Rudolf de Korte 1986-1989 (1936-07-08) July 8, 1936 (age 78)
Wim Kok 1989-1994 (1938-09-29) September 29, 1938 (age 76)
Annemarie Jorritsma 1998-2002 (1950-06-01) June 1, 1950 (age 64)
Eduard Bomhoff 2002 (1944-09-30) September 30, 1944 (age 70)
Johan Remkes 2002-2003 (1951-06-15) June 15, 1951 (age 63)
Roelf de Boer 2002-2003 (1949-10-09) October 9, 1949 (age 64)
Gerrit Zalm 2003-2007 (1952-05-06) May 6, 1952 (age 62)
Thom de Graaf 2003-2005 (1957-06-11) June 11, 1957 (age 57)
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst 2005-2006 (1937-03-18) March 18, 1937 (age 77)
Wouter Bos 2007-2010 (1963-07-14) July 14, 1963 (age 51)
André Rouvoet 2007-2010 (1962-01-04) January 4, 1962 (age 52)
Maxime Verhagen 2010-2012 (1956-09-14) September 14, 1956 (age 58)
Lodewijk Asscher 2012- (1974-09-27) September 27, 1974 (age 40)

Trivia[edit]

List of Deputy Prime Ministers by term length[edit]

Ranking Deputy Prime Minister Political Party Term Duration
1st Wim Kok Labour Party 1989-1994 4 years, 288 days
2nd Dries van Agt Catholic People's Party 1973-1977 4 years, 120 days
3rd Johan Witteveen People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1967-1971 4 years, 92 days
Joop Bakker Anti Revolutionary Party 1967-1971 4 years, 92 days
4th Henk Korthals People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1959-1963 4 years, 66 days
5th Louis Beel Catholic People's Party 1952-1956 4 years, 41 days
6th Annemarie Jorritsma People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1994-1998 3 years, 353 days
Els Borst Democrats 66 1994-1998 3 years, 353 days
7th Hans Dijkstal People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1994-1998 3 years, 346 days
Hans van Mierlo Democrats 66 1994-1998 3 years, 346 days
8th Gerrit Zalm People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 2003-2007 3 years, 271 days
9th Hans Wiegel People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1977-1981 3 years, 266 days
10th Barend Biesheuvel Anti Revolutionary Party 1963-1967 3 years, 255 days
11th Gijs van Aardenne People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1982-1986 3 years, 252 days
12th André Rouvoet ChristianUnion 2007-2010 3 years, 234 days
13th Rudolf de Korte People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1986-1989 3 years, 116 days
14th Willem Drees Social Democratic Workers' Party (1945-1946)
Labour Party (1946-1948)
1945-1948 3 years, 44 days
15th Wouter Bos Labour Party 2007-2010 3 years, 1 day
16th Josef van Schaik Catholic People's Party 1948-1951 2 years, 220 days
17th Teun Struycken Catholic People's Party 1956-1959 2 years, 218 days
18th Maxime Verhagen Christian Democratic Appeal 2010-2012 2 years, 22 days
19th Lodewijk Asscher Labour Party 2012- 1 year, 329 days
20th Roelof Nelissen Catholic People's Party 1971-1973 1 year, 309 days
Molly Geertsema People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1971-1973 1 year, 309 days
21st Thom de Graaf Democrats 66 2003-2005 1 year, 302 days
22nd Anne Vondeling Labour Party 1965-1966 1 year, 222 days
23rd Frans Teulings Catholic People's Party 1951-1952 1 year, 171 days
24th Laurens Jan Brinkhorst Democrats 66 2005-2006 1 year, 94 days
25th Jan Terlouw Democrats 66 1981-1982 1 year, 54 days
26th Johan Remkes People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 2002-2003 0 years, 309 days
27th Joop den Uyl Labour Party 1981-1982 0 years, 260 days
28th Roelf de Boer Pim Fortuyn List 2002-2003 0 years, 221 days
29th Jan de Quay Catholic People's Party 1966-1967 0 years, 134 days
30th Wilhelm Friedrich de Gaay Fortman Anti Revolutionary Party 1977 0 years, 102 days
31st Eduard Bomhoff Pim Fortuyn List 2002 0 years, 86 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) J.W. (Johan) Remkes, Parlement & Politiek, July 1, 2010
  2. ^ (Dutch) R.H. (Roelf) de Boer, Parlement & Politiek, January 10, 2009

External links[edit]

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