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Third Rutte cabinet

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The Third Rutte cabinet, also called Rutte III cabinet or Rutte III, which governed the Netherlands from October 26, 2017 until January 10, 2022.

It was named after Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD). It had been outgoing since January 15, 2021, due to problems caused by the childcare benefits scandal.[1]

It was a coalition of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), Democrats 66 (D66), and the ChristianUnion (CU).

VVD is a conservative liberal and D66 a social liberal party. CDA is a Christian democratic and CU an orthodox Christian democratic party.

The Third Rutte cabinet had 77 (originally 78) seats in the present House of Representatives (they had 75 (originally 76) seats in the previous Second Chamber) and 32 seats in the Senate (they had 38 seats in the previous First Chamber).

It was preceded by the Second Rutte cabinet and succeeded by the Fourth Rutte cabinet.

Composition[change | change source]

The Third Rutte cabinet counted 23 members, of which 7 were women (30%):

It consisted of 15 ministers and 8 deputy ministers:

  • VVD had 5 ministers and 3 deputy ministers (of which 3 were women), together 8.
  • CDA had 4 ministers and 1 deputy minister (of which 0 was women), together 5.
  • D66 had 4 ministers and 3 deputy ministers (of which 3 were women), together 7.
  • CU had 2 ministers and 1 deputy minister (of which 1 was a woman), together 3.

Prime Minister:

Deputy Prime Ministers:

  1. Hugo de Jonge (CDA)
  2. Kajsa Ollongren (D66)
  3. Carola Schouten (CU)

Ministers with portfolio:

Ministers without portfolio:

Former Ministers:

Deputy Ministers:

Former Deputy Ministers:

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