Second Rutte cabinet

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Second Rutte cabinet
Rutte-Asscher cabinet
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69th cabinet of the Netherlands
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The Second Rutte cabinet on 5 November 2012
Date formed 5 November 2012 (2012-11-05)
People and organisations
Head of government Mark Rutte
Deputy head of government Lodewijk Asscher
Head of state Beatrix of the Netherlands
(2012–2013)
Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
(from 2013)
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
2
Total number of ministers 13
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–present
Incoming formation 2012 Dutch cabinet formation
Predecessor First Rutte 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 Second Rutte cabinet, also called the Rutte-Asscher cabinet has been the executive branch of the Dutch government since 5 November 2012. The cabinet is formed by the political parties People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and Labour Party (PvdA) after the Dutch general election of 2012. The cabinet is a grand coalition cabinet in the House of Representatives.

Ministers Title/Portfolio Term of office Party
Mark Rutte Mark Rutte
(born 1967)
Prime Minister General Affairs 14 October 2010 –
Incumbent
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Lodewijk Asscher Lodewijk Asscher
(born 1974)
Deputy Prime Minister /
Minister
Social Affairs and Employment 5 November 2012 –
Incumbent
Labour Party
Ronald Plasterk Ronald Plasterk
(born 1957)
Minister Interior and Kingdom Relations 5 November 2012 –
29 June 2016 [Note]
Labour Party
Stef Blok Stef Blok
(born 1964)
29 June 2016 –
16 September 2016 [Ad interim]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ronald Plasterk Ronald Plasterk
(born 1957)
16 September 2016 –
Incumbent
Labour Party
Frans Timmermans Frans Timmermans
(born 1961)
Minister Foreign Affairs 5 November 2012 –
17 October 2014 [Appt]
Labour Party
Bert Koenders Bert Koenders
(born 1958)
17 October 2014 –
Incumbent
Jeroen Dijsselbloem Jeroen Dijsselbloem
(born 1966)
Minister Finance 5 November 2012 –
Incumbent
Labour Party
Ivo Opstelten Ivo Opstelten
(born 1944)
Minister Security and Justice 14 October 2010 –
10 March 2015 [Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Stef Blok Stef Blok
(born 1964)
10 March 2015 –
20 March 2015 [Ad interim]
Ard van der Steur Ard van der Steur
(born 1969)
20 March 2015 –
Incumbent
Henk Kamp Henk Kamp
(born 1952)
Minister Economic Affairs 5 November 2012 –
Incumbent
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
(born 1973)
Minister Defence 5 November 2012 –
Incumbent
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Edith Schippers Edith Schippers
(born 1964)
Minister Health, Welfare and Sport 14 October 2010 –
Incumbent
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jet Bussemaker Jet Bussemaker
(born 1961)
Minister Education, Culture and Science 5 November 2012 –
Incumbent
Labour Party
Melanie Schultz van Haegen Melanie Schultz van Haegen
(born 1970)
Minister Infrastructure and the Environment 14 October 2010 –
Incumbent
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ministers without portfolio Title/Portfolio/Ministry Term of office Party
Stef Blok Stef Blok
(born 1964)
Minister Housing and the Central Government Sector
(within Interior and Kingdom Relations)
5 November 2012 –
Incumbent
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Lilianne Ploumen Lilianne Ploumen
(born 1962)
Minister Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
(within Foreign Affairs)
5 November 2012 –
Incumbent
Labour Party
Undersecretaries Title/Portfolio/Ministry Term of office Party
Frans Weekers Frans Weekers
(born 1967)
Undersecretary Fiscal Affairs and Finances of the Lower Government
(within Finance)
14 October 2010 –
30 January 2014 [Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Eric Wiebes Eric Wiebes
(born 1963)
4 February 2014 –
Incumbent
Fred Teeven Fred Teeven
(born 1958)
Undersecretary [Title] Prevention, Family Law, Copyright Law,
Youth Justice, Integration and Immigration
(within Security and Justice)
14 October 2010 –
10 March 2015 [Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Klaas Dijkhoff Klaas Dijkhoff
(born 1981)
20 March 2015 –
Incumbent
Co Verdaas Co Verdaas
(Born 1966)
Undersecretary [Title] Agriculture, Nature, Food Quality,
Tourism, Postal Affairs
(within Economic Affairs)
5 November 2012 –
6 December 2012 [Res]
Labour Party
Sharon Dijksma Sharon Dijksma
(born 1971)
18 December 2012 –
5 November 2015 [Appt]
Martijn van Dam Martijn van Dam
(born 1978)
3 November 2015 –
Incumbent
Martin van Rijn
Martin van Rijn
(born 1956)
Undersecretary Nursing and Care, Elderly Policy,
Youth Policy and Biotechnology
(within Health, Welfare and Sport)
5 November 2012 –
Incumbent
Labour Party
Sander Dekker Sander Dekker
(born 1975)
Undersecretary Higher Education, Science and Knowledge,
Teachers and Culture
(within Education, Culture and Science)
5 November 2012 –
Incumbent
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wilma Mansveld Wilma Mansveld
(Born 1962)
Undersecretary [Title] Public Transport, Aviation,
Water Policy and the Environment
(within Infrastructure and the Environment)
5 November 2012 –
28 October 2015 [Res]
Labour Party
Sharon Dijksma Sharon Dijksma
(born 1971)
3 November 2015 –
Incumbent
Jetta Klijnsma Jetta Klijnsma
(born 1957)
Undersecretary Unemployment Insurances, Equality,
Long-term Unemployment, Poverty, Health and Safety
(within Social Affairs and Employment)
5 November 2012 –
Incumbent
Labour Party
Source: (English) Government.nl
Title Allowed to use a ministers 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. Sharon Dijksma appointed Undersecretary for Infrastructure and the Environment.
Res Resigned.
Ad interim Stef Blok served ad interim following the resignation of Ivo Opstelten and the medical leave of absence of Ronald Plasterk.
Note Ronald Plasterk took a medical leave of absence on 29 June 2016 and returned on 16 September 2016.


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