Prime Minister of the Netherlands

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Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Minister-president van Nederland
State coat of arms of the Netherlands.svg
State Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Mark Rutte
Incumbent
Mark Rutte

since 14 October 2010
Ministry of General Affairs
StyleHis Excellency
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
European Council
ResidenceCatshuis, The Hague, Netherlands
SeatTorentje, The Hague, Netherlands
AppointerWillem-Alexander
as King of the Netherlands
Term length4 years
No term limit
Formation25 March 1848; 171 years ago (1848-03-25)
as Chairman of the Council of Ministers
24 June 1945
as Minister-President
First holderGerrit Schimmelpenninck
as Chairman of the Council of Ministers
Wim Schermerhorn
as Minister-President
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister
Salary€144,000 (incl. €7,887.24 expenses)
WebsiteMinistry of General Affairs

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands (Dutch: Minister-president van Nederland) is the head of the executive branch of the Government of the Netherlands. They are also the head of the Council of Ministers.[1][2][3]

The Prime Minister is de facto the head of government of the Netherlands and creates its policy with his cabinet. The current Dutch Prime Minister is Mark Rutte, in office since 2010.

Living former Prime Ministers[change | change source]

The most recent former Prime Minister to die was Wim Kok who served 1994–2002 and died on 20 October 2018 at the age of 80.

References[change | change source]

  1. Grondwet voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden [Constitution of the Kingdom of the Netherlands], article 45 section 2.
  2. Van der Pot, C.W., Donner, A.M.: Handboek van het Nederlandse staatsrecht [Handbook of Dutch Constitutional Law], page 344-345. Zwolle: W.E.J. Tjeenk Willink, 1983.
  3. "Minister-president – Parlement & Politiek". Parlement.com. 21 March 2002. Retrieved 23 April 2012.