De Jong cabinet

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De Jong cabinet
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52nd cabinet of the Netherlands
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Date formed April 5, 1967
Date dissolved July 6, 1971
People and organisations
Head of government Piet de Jong
Deputy head of government Johan Witteveen
Joop Bakker
Head of state Juliana of the Netherlands
Ministers removed
Total number of ministers 17
Member party Catholic People's Party (KVP)
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
Anti Revolutionary Party (ARP)
Christian Historical Union (CHU)
Status in legislature Coalition government
Opposition party Labour Party
Opposition leader Joop den Uyl
Election(s) Dutch general election, 1967
Outgoing election Dutch general election, 1971
Legislature term(s) 1967-1971
Incoming formation 1967 Dutch cabinet formation
Outgoing formation 1971 Dutch cabinet formation
Predecessor Zijlstra cabinet
Successor First Biesheuvel cabinet
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 inauguration the De Jong cabinet on April 5, 1967.
Council of Ministers of the Netherlands meeting of the De Jong cabinet in 1967.

The De Jong cabinet was a Dutch centre-right cabinet with ministers from Catholic People's Party (KVP), People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), Anti Revolutionary Party (ARP) and the Christian Historical Union (CHU). It was the first Cabinet of the Netherlands after World War II that completed a full term without any internal conflicts. The cabinet was confronted with a demand for democratic reforms in the society and it decided to democratise colleges and universities after the famous maagdenhuisbezetting. Plans were made to modernise politics by establishing an electoral system with districts or a chosen prime minister, but these plans were not implemented. Meanwhile, a pay pause due to the decision of employers and employees to raise wages was partly revoked after anti-government demonstrations and strikes. The minister of economic affairs, De Block, resigned, officially as a protest against the wage rise in the metal industry, but another reason was his slow reaction to the inflation and rising prices after the introduction of Value added tax. More unrest took shape in demonstrations against the war in Vietnam. Internationally, relations with Indonesia improved, resulting in a visit by president Suharto, which was, however, overshadowed by the occupation of the Indonesian embassy by Moluccans. The Soviet Union invasion in Czechoslovakia was seen as a reason to increase the defence budget.

Position Portfolio Name Party Note(s)
Piet de Jong
Prime Minister General Affairs Piet de Jong KVP
Johan Witteveen
Deputy Prime Minister /
Finance Johan Witteveen VVD
Joop Bakker
Deputy Prime Minister /
Transport, Public Works and Water Management
Suriname and Netherlands Antilles Affairs
Joop Bakker ARP
Henk Beernink
Minister Interior Henk Beernink CHU
Joseph Luns
Minister Foreign Affairs Joseph Luns KVP
Carel Polak
Minister Justice Carel Polak VVD
Leo de Block
Minister Economic Affairs Leo de Block KVP 1967-1970
Piet de Jong
Prime Minister Economic Affairs Piet de Jong KVP Ad Interim
Roelof Nelissen
Minister Economic Affairs Roelof Nelissen KVP 1970-1971
Willem den Toom
Minister Defence Willem den Toom VVD
Bauke Roolvink
Minister Social Affairs and Health Bauke Roolvink ARP
Gerard Veringa
Minister Education and Science Gerard Veringa KVP
Pierre Lardinois
Minister Agriculture and Fisheries Pierre Lardinois KVP
Wim Schut
Minister Housing and Spatial Planning Wim Schut ARP
Marga Klompé
Minister Culture, Recreation and Social work Marga Klompé KVP
Berend Jan Udink
Minister without portfolio Development Cooperation
(within Foreign Affairs)
Berend Jan Udink CHU
Chris van Veen
State Secretary Interior
(Government personnel, agglomeration business and government organization)
Chris van Veen CHU
Hans de Koster
State Secretary Foreign Affairs
(European cooperation)
Hans de Koster VVD
Frits Grapperhaus
State Secretary Finance
(Tax matters)
Frits Grapperhaus KVP
State Secretary Justice
(Matters other than legislative and judicial organization)
Klaas Wiersma VVD
Louis van Son
State Secretary Economic Affairs
(Middle class, tourism, trade relations, regional industrialization, foreign economic relations and export promotion)
Louis van Son KVP
Joop Haex
State Secretary Defence
(Royal Netherlands Army)
Joop Haex CHU
State Secretary Defence
(Royal Netherlands Navy)
Adri van Es ARP
State Secretary Defence
(Royal Netherlands Air Force)
Anthony Duynstee KVP
Roelof Kruisinga
State Secretary Social Affairs and Health
(Health matters)
Roelof Kruisinga CHU
Hans Grosheide
State Secretary Education and Science
(Primary, secondary and industrial education, preparing legislation VWO and physical education)
Hans Grosheide ARP
Mike Keyzer
State Secretary Transport, Public Works and Water Management
(Aviation, shipping and freight)
Mike Keyzer VVD
Hein van de Poel
State Secretary Culture, Recreation and Social work
(Youth, public education and sport, nature conservation and outdoor recreation, assistance and extraordinary pensions)
Hein van de Poel KVP
Source: (Rijksoverheid)


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