Second Van Agt cabinet

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The second Van Agt cabinet (1981-1982) was a centre-left[1] coalition between the Christian democrats (CDA), the labour party (PvdA) and the left-wing liberals D66. Many incidents made a healthy coalition impossible. Prime minister Dries van Agt had lots of trouble with the vice-prime minister Joop den Uyl of the labour party. Den Uyl tried to create employment as minister of social affairs. Plans to reform the health insurance act was met with a huge resistance from the left-wing. The cabinet fell because the Christian democrats wanted a cut in government spending, while the labour party was much opposed to this.

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  1. ^ https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GU-xCgAAQBAJ&pg=PR47&dq=Second+Van+Agt+cabinet+centre-left&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiK9YbpiYDMAhWBuBoKHQnCCT4Q6AEIODAE#v=onepage&q=Second%20Van%20Agt%20cabinet%20centre-left&f=false