Second Rutte cabinet

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Second Rutte cabinet
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69th Cabinet of the Netherlands
Incumbent
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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
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
2
Member party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
Labour Party (PvdA)
Status in legislature Grand coalition (Purple)
History
Election(s) Dutch general election, 2012
Legislature term(s) 2012-
Incoming formation 2012 Dutch cabinet formation
Previous First Rutte cabinet
Successor Incumbent
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 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.

The cabinet succeed the First Rutte cabinet following the Dutch general election of 2012, and was installed by Queen Beatrix on November 5, 2012.[1][2]

Office-holder Title/Portfolio Party
Mark Rutte
Mark Rutte
(born 1967)
Prime Minister
General Affairs
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Lodewijk Asscher
Lodewijk Asscher
(born 1974)
Deputy Prime Minister /
Minister
Social Affairs and Employment
Labour Party
Ronald Plasterk
Ronald Plasterk
(born 1957)
Minister
Interior and Kingdom Relations
Labour Party
Frans Timmermans
Frans Timmermans
(born 1961)
[Appt]
Minister
Foreign Affairs
Labour Party
Bert Koenders
Bert Koenders
(born 1958)
Jeroen Dijsselbloem
Jeroen Dijsselbloem
(born 1966)
Minister
Finance
Labour Party
Ivo Opstelten
Ivo Opstelten
(born 1944)
[Res]
Minister
Security and Justice
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Stef Blok
Stef Blok
(born 1964)
(Ad interim)
Ard van der Steur
Ard van der Steur
(born 1969)
Henk Kamp
Henk Kamp
(born 1952)
Minister
Economic Affairs
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
(born 1973)
Minister
Defence
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Edith Schippers
Edith Schippers
(born 1964)
Minister
Health, Welfare and Sport
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jet Bussemaker
Jet Bussemaker
(born 1961)
Minister
Education, Culture and Science
Labour Party
Melanie Schultz van Haegen
Melanie Schultz van Haegen
(born 1970)
Minister
Infrastructure and the Environment
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Stef Blok
Stef Blok
(born 1964)
Minister without portfolio
Housing and the Central Government Sector
(within Interior and Kingdom Relations)
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Lilianne Ploumen
Lilianne Ploumen
(born 1962)
Minister without portfolio
Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
(within Foreign Affairs)
Labour Party
Frans Weekers
Frans Weekers
(born 1967)
[Res]
State Secretary
Finance
(Fiscal affairs, Finances of lower governments)
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Eric Wiebes
Eric Wiebes
(born 1963)
Fred Teeven
Fred Teeven
(born 1958)
[Res]
State Secretary
[Note]
Security and Justice
(Prevention, Family law,
Youth justice, Copyright law)
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Klaas Dijkhoff
Klaas Dijkhoff
(born 1981)
Co Verdaas
Co Verdaas
(Born 1966)
[Res]
State Secretary
[Note]
Economic Affairs
(Agriculture, Nature, Food quality,
Tourism, Postal affairs)
Labour Party
Sharon Dijksma
Sharon Dijksma
(born 1971)
Martin van Rijn
Martin van Rijn
(born 1956)
State Secretary
Health, Welfare and Sport
(Nursing and care, Elderly policy,
Youth policy, Biotechnology)
Labour Party
Sander Dekker
Sander Dekker
(born 1975)
State Secretary
Education, Culture and Science
(Higher education, Science and Knowledge,
Teachers, Culture)
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wilma Mansveld
Wilma Mansveld
(born 1962)
State Secretary
[Note]
Infrastructure and the Environment
(Water policy, Environment, Aviation)
Labour Party
Jetta Klijnsma
Jetta Klijnsma
(born 1957)
State Secretary
Social Affairs and Employment
(Unemployment insurances (partial), Equality,
Long-term unemployment, Poverty, Health and Safety)
Labour Party
Source: Rijksoverheid
Note The State Secretaries for Security and Justice, Economic Affairs and Infrastructure and the Environment are allowed to use a ministerial title while on foreign business.
Appt Appointment: Frans Timmermans appointed First Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Res Resigned.


References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) 'Alle ministers zijn nu bekend', NOS, October 28, 2012
  2. ^ (Dutch) Rutte II: 'alle namen van het nieuwe kabinet', RTL, October 25, 2012

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