Second Rutte cabinet
69th Cabinet of the Netherlands
|Date formed||November 5, 2012|
|People and organizations|
|Head of government||Mark Rutte|
|Deputy head of government||Lodewijk Asscher|
|Head of state||Beatrix of the Netherlands
Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
|Number of ministers||12|
|Member party||People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
Labour Party (PvdA)
|Status in legislature||Grand coalition (Purple)|
|Election(s)||Dutch general election, 2012|
|Incoming formation||2012 Dutch cabinet formation|
|Previous||First Rutte cabinet|
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The Second Rutte cabinet is the coalition cabinet in the Netherlands (also called Rutte-Asscher cabinet) formed by the political parties People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and Labour Party (PvdA).
VVD party leader Mark Rutte is Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Lodewijk Asscher is Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands, the most senior minister of the PvdA. An unusual arrangement is that the PvdA leader Diederik Samsom is not a member of the cabinet, instead being the party's parliamentary leader.
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