Third Rutte cabinet

Coalition in Dutch government, 2017

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

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

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.

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 was preceded by the Second Rutte cabinet.


Together they have 75 seats in the Second Chamber and 32 seats in the First Chamber (originally 76 and 38).

The Third Rutte cabinet counts 24 members, of which 12 are women (50%).

It consists of 15 ministers and 9 deputy ministers:

  • VVD has 5 ministers and 3 deputy ministers (of which 4 are women), together 8.
  • CDA has 4 ministers and 2 deputy ministers (of which 2 are women), together 6.
  • D66 has 4 ministers and 3 deputy ministers (of which 5 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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