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Schoof cabinet

cabinet of the Netherlands
Date formed2 July 2024
People and organisations
MonarchWillem-Alexander
Prime MinisterDick Schoof
Deputy Prime Minister
Member partyParty for Freedom (PVV)
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
New Social Contract (NSC)
Farmer–Citizen Movement (BBB)
Status in legislatureRight-wing,[1] majority government (coalition government)
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History
Election2023 election
Legislature terms2023–present
Incoming formation2023–2024 formation
PredecessorFourth Rutte cabinet

The Schoof cabinet is the cabinet of the Netherlands, sworn in on 2 July 2024. Led by independent politician and civil servant Dick Schoof as prime minister of the Netherlands, the cabinet was formed by the Party for Freedom (PVV), the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), the New Social Contract (NSC) and the Farmer–Citizen Movement (BBB) after the 2023 Dutch general election.

Formation

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Under informateurs Elbert Dijkgraaf and Richard van Zwol, the four parties (the right-wing populist PVV, the conservative liberal VVD, the Christian democratic NSC, and the agrarian BBB) reached the outline of a coalition agreement, titled "Hope, Courage, and Pride", on 16 May 2024.[2] They agreed to form an extra-parliamentary cabinet, which they defined as a cabinet with a greater distance to parliamentary groups in the House of Representatives.[3] Van Zwol was appointed formateur on 22 May. On 11 June, the four parties reached an agreement on the names of candidates and the distribution of ministerial posts. The cabinet consists of 29 members, the same amount as its predecessor, of which 16 are ministers. Three new ministerial posts were created, the Minister of Asylum and Migration, the Minister of Climate and Green Growth, and the Minister of Housing and Spatial Planning; and it includes one minister without portfolio, namely the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.[4]

Following the formation, the cabinet is tasked with expanding the outline of the coalition agreement into a governing agreement.[3] The votes of coalition parties were not bound on issues not covered in the agreement, such as pensions, as long as they would not impact the budget.[5]

Cabinet members

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The party affiliations shown below indicate the party by which a cabinet member was given. Some cabinet members are a member of a different party or of no party.

Prime minister and deputy prime ministers in the Schoof cabinet[6]
Title Minister Term of office Party
Image Name Start End
Prime Minister
Dick Schoof
Dick Schoof
Dick Schoof 2 July 2024 Incumbent Indep.
First Deputy Prime Minister
Fleur Agema
Fleur Agema
Fleur Agema 2 July 2024 Incumbent PVV
Second Deputy Prime Minister
Sophie Hermans
Sophie Hermans
Sophie Hermans 2 July 2024 Incumbent VVD
Third Deputy Prime Minister
Eddy van Hijum
Eddy van Hijum
Eddy van Hijum 2 July 2024 Incumbent NSC
Fourth Deputy Prime Minister
Mona Keijzer
Mona Keijzer
Mona Keijzer 2 July 2024 Incumbent BBB
Ministers in the Schoof cabinet[6]
Title Minister Term of office Party
Image Name Start End
Minister of General Affairs
Dick Schoof
Dick Schoof
Dick Schoof 2 July 2024 Incumbent Indep.
Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport
Fleur Agema
Fleur Agema
Fleur Agema 2 July 2024 Incumbent PVV
Minister of Climate Policy and Green Growth
Sophie Hermans
Sophie Hermans
Sophie Hermans 2 July 2024 Incumbent VVD
Minister of Social Affairs and Employment
Eddy van Hijum
Eddy van Hijum
Eddy van Hijum 2 July 2024 Incumbent NSC
Minister of Housing and Spatial Planning
Mona Keijzer
Mona Keijzer
Mona Keijzer 2 July 2024 Incumbent BBB
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Caspar Veldkamp
Caspar Veldkamp
Caspar Veldkamp 2 July 2024 Incumbent NSC
Minister of Justice and Security
David van Weel
David van Weel
David van Weel 2 July 2024 Incumbent VVD
Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
Judith Uitermark 2 July 2024 Incumbent NSC
Minister of Education, Culture and Science
Eppo Bruins
Eppo Bruins
Eppo Bruins 2 July 2024 Incumbent NSC
Minister of Finance
Eelco Heinen 2 July 2024 Incumbent VVD
Minister of Defence
Ruben Brekelmans
Ruben Brekelmans
Ruben Brekelmans 2 July 2024 Incumbent VVD
Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management
Barry Madlener.jpg
Barry Madlener 2 July 2024 Incumbent PVV
Minister of Economic Affairs
Dirk Beljaarts 2 July 2024 Incumbent PVV
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Security and Nature
Caroline van der plas en femke marije wiersma-1689342675.jpg
Femke Wiersma 2 July 2024 Incumbent BBB
Minister of Asylum and Migration
Marjolein Faber
Marjolein Faber
Marjolein Faber 2 July 2024 Incumbent PVV
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development[i]
Reinette Klever
Reinette Klever
Reinette Klever 2 July 2024 Incumbent PVV
State secretaries in the Schoof cabinet[6]
Ministry Title State secretary Term of office Party
Image Name Start End
Justice and Security State Secretary for Justice and Security
Ingrid Coenradie 2 July 2024 Incumbent PVV
State Secretary for Legal Protection
Teun Struycken 2023 cut.jpg
Teun Struycken 2 July 2024 Incumbent NSC
Interior and Kingdom Relations State Secretary for Kingdom Relations and Digitalisation
Zsolt Szabó
Zsolt Szabó
Zsolt Szabó 2 July 2024 Incumbent PVV
State Secretary for Reparations of Groningen
Eddie van Marum 2 July 2024 Incumbent BBB
Education, Culture and Science State Secretary for Primary and Secondary Education and Equal Opportunities
Mariëlle Paul
Mariëlle Paul
Mariëlle Paul 2 July 2024 Incumbent VVD
Finance State Secretary for Tax Affairs and the Tax Administration
Folkert Idsinga 2 July 2024 Incumbent NSC
State Secretary for Benefits and Customs
Nora Achahbar 2 July 2024 Incumbent NSC
Defence State Secretary for Defence
Gijs Tuinman
Gijs Tuinman
Gijs Tuinman 2 July 2024 Incumbent BBB
Infrastructure and Water Management State Secretary for Public Transport and the Environment
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Chris Jansen 2 July 2024 Incumbent PVV
Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Security and Nature State Secretary for Fisheries, Food Security and Nature
Jean Rummenie 2 July 2024 Incumbent BBB
Social Affairs and Employment State Secretary for Participation and Integration
Jurgen Nobel 2 July 2024 Incumbent VVD
Health, Welfare and Sport State Secretary for Long-term and Social Care
Vicky Maeijer.jpg
Vicky Maeijer 2 July 2024 Incumbent PVV
State Secretary for Youth, Prevention and Sport
Vincent Karremans 2 July 2024 Incumbent VVD

References

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  1. ^ "Dutch parties agree on final formation of rightwing government, Wilders says". Reuters. 11 June 2024. Retrieved 4 July 2024.
  2. ^ "Partijleiders nu definitief akkoord • Presentatie verschoven naar vanochtend" [Party leaders definitively in agreement • Presentation postponed to this morning]. NOS (in Dutch). 16 May 2024. Archived from the original on 16 May 2024. Retrieved 16 May 2024.
  3. ^ a b Van den Dool, Pim (2024-05-31). "Beoogd premier Schoof belandt in een politiek mijnenveld" [Prime minister-designate Schoof will end up in a political minefield]. NRC (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2024-05-31. Retrieved 2024-06-01.
  4. ^ "Verdeling kabinetsposten nu officieel: drie nieuwe ministeries" [Division of cabinet posts official: Three new ministries]. NOS (in Dutch). 12 June 2024. Archived from the original on 12 June 2024. Retrieved 12 June 2024.
  5. ^ Sie, Puck (29 May 2024). "De voordracht van Schoof als premier roept veel nieuwe vragen op" [Schoof's nomination as prime minister raises many new questions]. Het Financieele Dagblad (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 30 May 2024. Retrieved 1 June 2024.
  6. ^ a b c "Members of the government". Government.nl. Retrieved 15 July 2024.