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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.

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 Beatrix of the Netherlands
(2012–2013)
Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
(from 2013)
Head of government Mark Rutte
Deputy head of government Lodewijk Asscher
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
3
Total no. of ministers 13
Member party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
Labour Party (PvdA)
Status in legislature Grand coalition (Purple)
History
Election(s) 2012 election
Outgoing election 2010 election
Legislature term(s) 2012–2017
Incoming formation 2017 Dutch cabinet formation
Outgoing formation 2010 Dutch cabinet formation
Predecessor Rutte I
Successor Rutte III

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

CompositionEdit

Appointee Title Portfolio Term of office Party
  Mark Rutte
(born 1967)
Prime Minister General Affairs 5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
VVD
  Dr.
Lodewijk Asscher
(born 1974)
Deputy Prime Minister

Minister
Social Affairs and Employment 5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
PvdA
  Dr.
Ronald Plasterk
(born 1957)
Minister Interior and Kingdom Relations 5 November 2012 –
29 June 2016
[Note]
PvdA
  Stef Blok
(born 1964)
29 June 2016 –
16 September 2016
[Ad interim]
VVD
  Dr.
Ronald Plasterk
(born 1957)
16 September 2016 –
26 October 2017
PvdA
  Frans Timmermans
(born 1961)
Minister Foreign Affairs 5 November 2012 –
17 October 2014
[Appt]
PvdA
  Bert Koenders
(born 1958)
17 October 2014 –
26 October 2017
  Jeroen Dijsselbloem
(born 1966)
Minister Finance 5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
PvdA
  Ivo Opstelten
(born 1944)
Minister Security and Justice 14 October 2010 –
10 March 2015
[Res]
VVD
  Stef Blok
(born 1964)
10 March 2015 –
20 March 2015
[Ad interim]
  Ard van der Steur
(born 1969)
20 March 2015 –
27 January 2017
[Res]
  Stef Blok
(born 1964)
27 January 2017 –
26 October 2017
  Henk Kamp
(born 1952)
Minister Economic Affairs 5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
VVD
  Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
(born 1973)
Minister Defence 5 November 2012 –
4 October 2017
[Res]
VVD
  Dr.
Klaas Dijkhoff
(born 1981)
4 October 2017 –
26 October 2017
  Edith Schippers
(born 1964)
Minister Health, Welfare and Sport 14 October 2010 –
26 October 2017
VVD
  Dr.
Jet Bussemaker
(born 1961)
Minister Education, Culture and Science 5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
PvdA
  Melanie Schultz van Haegen
(born 1970)
Minister Infrastructure and the Environment 14 October 2010 –
26 October 2017
VVD
Appointee without portfolio Title Ministry Term of office Party
  Stef Blok
(born 1964)
Minister Housing and the Central Government Sector
(within Interior and Kingdom Relations)
5 November 2012 –
27 January 2017
[Appt]
VVD
  Lilianne Ploumen
(born 1962)
Minister Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
(within Foreign Affairs)
5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
PvdA
Junior appointee Title Portfolio Term of office Party
  Frans Weekers
(born 1967)
State secretary Fiscal Affairs, Lower Governmental Finances
(within Finance)
14 October 2010 –
30 January 2014
[Res]
VVD
  Eric Wiebes
(born 1963)
4 February 2014 –
26 October 2017
  Fred Teeven
(born 1958)
State secretary
[Title]
Prevention, Family Law, Copyright Law,
Youth Justice, Integration and Immigration
(within Security and Justice)
14 October 2010 –
10 March 2015
[Res]
VVD
  Dr.
Klaas Dijkhoff
(born 1981)
20 March 2015 –
4 October 2017
[Appt]
  Dr.
Co Verdaas
(Born 1966)
State secretary
[Title]
Agriculture, Nature, Food Quality,
Tourism, Postal Affairs
(within Economic Affairs)
5 November 2012 –
6 December 2012
[Res]
PvdA
  Sharon Dijksma
(born 1971)
18 December 2012 –
5 November 2015
[Appt]
  Martijn van Dam
(born 1978)
3 November 2015 –
1 September 2017
[Res]
Martin van Rijn
(born 1956)
State secretary Nursing and Care, Elderly Policy,
Youth Policy, Biotechnology
(within Health, Welfare and Sport)
5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
PvdA
  Sander Dekker
(born 1975)
State secretary Higher Education, Teachers, Culture,
Science and Knowledge
(within Education, Culture and Science)
5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
VVD
  Wilma Mansveld
(Born 1962)
State secretary
[Title]
Public Transport, Aviation,
Water Policy, Environmental Policy
(within Infrastructure and the Environment)
5 November 2012 –
28 October 2015
[Res]
PvdA
  Sharon Dijksma
(born 1971)
3 November 2015 –
26 October 2017
  Jetta Klijnsma
(born 1957)
State secretary Unemployment Insurances, Equality,
Long-term Unemployment, Poverty, Health and Safety
(within Social Affairs and Employment)
5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
PvdA
Source: (in English) Government.nl
Title Allowed to use the title of minister while on foreign business.
Appt Appointment: Timmermans appointed as First Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner. Blok appointed as Minister of Security and Justice. Dijksma appointed as Undersecretary for Infrastructure and the Environment. Dijkhoff appointed as 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.


ReferencesEdit

  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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