New Cabinet announced
Mark Rutte has named the thirteen members of his new cabinet. A number of current ministers are staying on, but the newly appointed ministers were sworn in by Queen Beatrix today. It was the first time that the swearing-in ceremony was shown live on television.
The full list, as published in DutchNews.nl is as follows (parties are shown in brackets).
|Mark Rutte (VVD)||Prime Minister|
|Lodewijk Asscher (PvdA)||Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Social Affairs|
|Jeroen Dijsselbloem (PvdA),||Minister for Finance|
|Jet Bussemaker (PvdA)||Minister for Education|
|Ronald Plasterk (PvdA)||Minister for Home affairs|
|Lilianne Ploumen (PvdA)||Minister for Foreign Trade & Aid|
|Henk Kamp (VVD)||Minister for Economic affairs|
|Frans Timmermans (PvdA)||Minister for Foreign affairs|
|Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (VVD)||Minister for Defence|
|Stef Blok (VVD)||Minister for Housing & Government Services|
|Edith Schippers (VVD)||Minister for Health|
|Melanie Schultz van Haegen (VVD)||Minister for Infrastructure|
|Ivo Opstelten (VVD)||Minister for Justice|