Second Biesheuvel cabinet

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Azure, billetty Or a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued Gules holding in his dexter paw a sword Argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows Argent pointed and bound together Or. [The seven arrows stand for the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht.] The shield is crowned with the (Dutch) royal crown and supported by two lions Or armed and langued gules. They stand on a scroll Azure with the text (Or) "Je Maintiendrai" (French for "I will maintain".)
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The second Biesheuvel cabinet (9 August 1972 - 11 May 1973) was a Dutch rump cabinet with ministers from ARP, KVP, CHU (all confessional parties), and VVD (conservative liberal). It was the continuation of Biesheuvel I, which had become a 'caretaker' cabinet when the social-democratic DS70 removed itself from the coalition in June 1972. Elections were held later that year. Because the following negotiations for forming the next cabinet took rather long, the cabinet took further reaching decisions than a caretaker cabinet is usually supposed to do.