First Beel cabinet
|First Beel cabinet|
42nd cabinet of the Netherlands
The first meeting of the First Beel cabinet on 3 July 1946
|Date formed||3 July 1946|
|Date dissolved||7 August 1948 |
(Demissionary from 7 July 1948 )
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Queen Wilhelmina|
|Head of government||Louis Beel|
|Deputy head of government||Willem Drees|
|No. of ministers||17|
|Total no. of ministers||19|
|Member party||Catholic People's Party |
|Status in legislature||Grand coalition (Roman/Red)|
|Opposition party||Anti-Revolutionary Party|
|Opposition leader||Jan Schouten|
|Outgoing election||1948 election|
|Incoming formation||1946 formation|
|Outgoing formation||1948 formation|
|Successor||Drees–Van Schaik cabinet|
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The First Beel cabinet was the cabinet of the Netherlands from 3 July 1946 until 7 August 1948/ The cabinet was formed by the political parties Catholic People's Party (KVP) and the Labour Party (PvdA) after the election of 1946. It was the first democratically elected cabinet formed after the end of World War II.The grand coalition (Roman/Red) cabinet was a majority cabinet in the House of Representatives.
A major issue was the independence of the Dutch East Indies. This required a change in the constitution. In November 1946 the Linggadjati Agreement was signed, but different interpretations led to Dutch military intervention (politionele acties). Under international pressure through the UN, this ended and negotiations restarted, ultimately resulting in the new country Indonesia, but only under the next cabinet, Drees I. An important new law was the 'Noodwet Ouderdomsvoorziening' by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs Willem Drees.
- Retained Retained this position from the previous cabinet.
- Res Resigned.
- Ad interim Served ad interim.
- Note Jan Jonkman took a medical leave of absence, Louis Beel served from 30 August 1947 until 3 November 1947.
- "Coalities tussen sociaaldemocraten en confessionelen" (in Dutch). Historisch Nieuwsblad. 10 August 2006. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
- ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) Kabinet-Beel I Parlement & Politiek
- ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) Kabinet-Beel I Rijksoverheid
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