Third Rutte cabinet

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Presentation of the ministers of the Third Rutte cabinet with king Willem-Alexander

The Third Rutte cabinet, also called Rutte III cabinet or Rutte III, is the current government of the Netherlands.

It was sworn in on October 26, 2017. It is named after Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD). It has been outgoing since January 15, 2021, due to problems caused by the childcare benefits scandal.[1]

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

The Third Rutte cabinet has 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.

Composition[change | change source]

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

It consists of 15 ministers and 8 deputy ministers:

  • VVD has 5 ministers and 3 deputy ministers (of which 3 are women), together 8.
  • CDA has 4 ministers and 1 deputy minister (of which 0 is women), together 5.
  • D66 has 4 ministers and 3 deputy ministers (of which 3 are women), together 7.
  • CU has 2 ministers and 1 deputy minister (of which 1 is 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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