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Second Rutte cabinet

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)
Date dissolved 26 October 2017 (2017-10-26)
People and organisations
Head of state Queen Beatrix
(2012–2013)
King Willem-Alexander
(from 2013)
Head of government Mark Rutte
Deputy head of government Lodewijk Asscher
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
3
Total no. of ministers 17
Member party People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(VVD)
Labour Party
(PvdA)
Status in legislature Grand coalition (Purple)
Opposition party Party for Freedom
Opposition leader Geert Wilders
History
Election(s) 2012 election
Outgoing election 2017 election
Legislature term(s) 2012–2017
Incoming formation 2012 formation
Outgoing formation 2017 formation
Predecessor Rutte I
Successor Rutte III
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 was part of the executive branch of the Dutch Government from 5 November 2012[1] to 26 October 2017. The cabinet was formed by a grand coalition of the political parties People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and Labour Party (PvdA) after the Dutch general election of 2012.

The cabinet was dissolved on 26 October 2017 and replaced by Rutte's third cabinet, a coalition of the VVD, CDA, D66 and CU.

Ministers Title/Portfolio Term of office Party
Mark Rutte Mark Rutte
(born 1967)
Prime Minister General Affairs 5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Lodewijk Asscher Dr.
Lodewijk Asscher
(born 1974)
Deputy Prime Minister /
Minister
Social Affairs and Employment 5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
Labour Party
Ronald Plasterk Dr.
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 Dr.
Ronald Plasterk
(born 1957)
16 September 2016 –
26 October 2017
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 –
26 October 2017
Labour Party
Jeroen Dijsselbloem Jeroen Dijsselbloem
(born 1966)
Minister Finance 5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
Labour Party
Ivo Opstelten Ivo Opstelten
(born 1944)
Minister Security and Justice 5 November 2012 –
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]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ard van der Steur Ard van der Steur
(born 1969)
20 March 2015 –
27 January 2017
[Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Stef Blok Stef Blok
(born 1964)
27 January 2017 –
26 October 2017
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Henk Kamp Henk Kamp
(born 1952)
Minister Economic Affairs 5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
(born 1973)
Minister Defence 5 November 2012 –
4 October 2017
[Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Klaas Dijkhoff Dr.
Klaas Dijkhoff
(born 1981)
4 October 2017 –
26 October 2017
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Edith Schippers Edith Schippers
(born 1964)
Minister Health, Welfare and Sport 5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jet Bussemaker Dr.
Jet Bussemaker
(born 1961)
Minister Education, Culture and Science 5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
Labour Party
Melanie Schultz van Haegen Melanie Schultz van Haegen
(born 1970)
Minister Infrastructure and the Environment 5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
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 –
27 January 2017
[Appt]
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 –
26 October 2017
Labour Party
State Secretaries Title/Portfolio/Ministry Term of office Party
Frans Weekers Frans Weekers
(born 1967)
State Secretary Fiscal Affairs, Lower Governmental Finances
Dutch Mint, Gambling Policy,
Tax and Customs Administration
(within Finance)
5 November 2012 –
30 January 2014
[Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Eric Wiebes Eric Wiebes
(born 1963)
4 February 2014 –
26 October 2017
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Fred Teeven Fred Teeven
(born 1958)
State Secretary
[Title]
Integration, Immigration,
Asylum Affairs, Family Law,
Youth Justice, Copyright Law,
Prevention
(within Security and Justice)
5 November 2012 –
10 March 2015
[Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Klaas Dijkhoff Dr.
Klaas Dijkhoff
(born 1981)
20 March 2015 –
4 October 2017
[Appt]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Co Verdaas Dr.
Co Verdaas
(born 1966)
State Secretary
[Title]
Nature, Agricultural Management,
Food Policy, Rural Development,
Environmental Remediation, Fisheries,
Forestry, Animal Welfare,
Postal Mail, Tourism
(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]
Labour Party
Martijn van Dam Martijn van Dam
(born 1978)
3 November 2015 –
1 September 2017
[Res]
Labour Party
Martin van Rijn
Martin van Rijn
(born 1956)
State Secretary Nursing, Care,
Elderly Policy, Youth Policy,
Disability Affairs, Biotechnology
(within Health, Welfare and Sport)
5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
Labour Party
Sander Dekker Sander Dekker
(born 1975)
State Secretary Higher Education, Teacher Policy,
Culture Policy, Science Policy
(within Education, Culture and Science)
5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wilma Mansveld Wilma Mansveld
(born 1962)
State Secretary
[Title]
Aviation, Public Transport,
Rail Transport, Environmental Policy,
KNMI)
(within Infrastructure and the Environment)
5 November 2012 –
28 October 2015
[Res]
Labour Party
Sharon Dijksma Sharon Dijksma
(born 1971)
3 November 2015 –
26 October 2017
Labour Party
Jetta Klijnsma Jetta Klijnsma
(born 1957)
State Secretary Social Security, Occupational Safety,
Unemployment Affairs, Poverty Policy,
Equality, Emancipation
(within Social Affairs and Employment)
5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
Labour Party
Source: (in Dutch) Kabinet-Rutte-Asscher Rijksoverheid
Title Allowed to use the title of minister while on foreign business.
Appt Appointment: Timmermans appointed First Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner. Blok appointed Minister of Security and Justice. Dijksma appointed State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment. Dijkhoff appointed Minister of Defence.
Res Resigned.
Ad interim Blok served ad interim following the resignation of Opstelten and the sick leave of Plasterk.
Note Plasterk took a medical leave of absence on 29 June 2016 and returned on 16 September 2016.

References

  1. ^ "Dutch queen swears in new centrist government under Prime Minister Mark Rutte". Associated Press. Fox News. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 

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