The new faces of the Dutch government

POSTED: 11/6/12 12:25 PM

THE HAGUE  – Yesterday the members of the second Rutte-cabinet were sworn in by H.M. Queen Beatrix.

These are the new faces of the Dutch government. On the back row, from left to right: Stef Blok (VVD – Housing and Public Service), Edith Schippers (VVD – Public Health, Well-being and Sports), Melanie Schultz van Haegen (VVD – Infrastructure), Jeroen Dijsselbloem (PvdA – Finance), Ronald Plasterk (PvdA – Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations), Jet Bussemaker (PvdA – Education), Jeanine Hennis-Plaschaert (VVD – Defense), Henk Kamp (VVD – Economic affairs), and Liliane Ploumen (PvdA – Development Assistance). In front from left to right: Frans Timmermans (PvdA – Foreign Affairs), Mark Rutte – Prime Minister, General Affairs), H.M. Queen Beatrixm Lodewijk asscher (PvdA – Social Affairs) and Ivo Opstelten (VVD – Safety and Justice). Photo Volkskrant.

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