Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands

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Deputy Prime Minister of the
Netherlands
Viceminister-president van Nederland
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Incumbent
Hugo de Jonge
Kajsa Ollongren
Carola Schouten

since 26 October 2017
Style His or Her Excellency
Member of Council of Ministers
Appointer Mark Rutte
as Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Formation 24 June 1945; 73 years ago (1945-06-24)
First holder Willem Drees
Salary €144,000 (including €7,887.24 expenses)
Azure, billetty Or a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued Gules holding in his dexter paw a sword Argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows Argent pointed and bound together Or. [The seven arrows stand for the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht.] The shield is crowned with the (Dutch) royal crown and supported by two lions Or armed and langued gules. They stand on a scroll Azure with the text (Or) "Je Maintiendrai" (French for "I will maintain".)
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The Vice Minister-President of the Netherlands (Dutch: Viceminister-president van Nederland), commonly referred to in English as the Deputy Prime Minister, is the official deputy of the head of government of the Netherlands. In the absence of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands the Deputy Prime Minister takes over his functions, such as chairing the Cabinet of the Netherlands and the Council of Ministers of the Netherlands. Conventionally, all of the junior partners in the coalition get one deputy, and the deputies are ranked according to the size of their respective parties. The incumbent Deputy Prime Ministers are Hugo de Jonge (Christian Democratic Appeal), Kajsa Ollongren (Democrats 66) and Carola Schouten (ChristianUnion).

List of Deputy Prime Ministers of the Netherlands

Deputy Prime Minister Position Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Willem Drees Willem Drees
(1886–1988)
Minister of Social Affairs 25 June 1945 –
3 July 1946
Social Democratic
Workers' Party
Willem Schermerhorn
(Schermerhorn–Drees)
3 July 1946 –
7 August 1948
Labour Party Louis Beel
(Beel I)
Josef van Schaik Josef van Schaik
(1882–1962)
Minister for Kingdom
Reconstruction
7 August 1948 –
15 March 1951
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees–Van Schaik)
Minister of Transport
and Water Management
7 August 1948 –
1 November 1948
Minister of the Interior 15 June 1949 –
20 September 1949
Frans Teulings Frans Teulings
(1891–1966)
Minister for Civil Defence 15 March 1951 –
2 September 1952
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees I)
Minister of the Interior 18 November 1951 –
6 December 1951
Louis Beel Dr.
Louis Beel
(1902–1977)
[Res]
Minister of the Interior 2 September 1952 –
7 July 1956
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees II)
Minister of Social Work 2 September 1952 –
9 September 1952
Minister of Justice 4 February 1956 –
15 February 1956
Teun Struycken Teun Struycken
(1906–1977)
Minister of the Interior,
Property and Public
Sector Organisations
29 October 1956 –
22 December 1958
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees III)
Minister of the Interior,
Property and Public
Sector Organisations
22 December 1958 –
19 May 1959
Louis Beel
(Beel II)
Minister of Justice
Henk Korthals Henk Korthals
(1911–1976)
Minister of Transport
and Water Management
19 May 1959 –
24 July 1963
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
Minister for Suriname and
Netherlands Antilles Affairs
Barend Biesheuvel Barend Biesheuvel
(1920–2001)
Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries
24 July 1963 –
14 April 1965
Anti-Revolutionary Party Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
Minister for Suriname and
Netherlands Antilles Affairs
Anne Vondeling [1]
Dr.
Anne Vondeling
(1916–1979)
Minister of Finance 14 April 1965 –
22 November 1966
Labour Party Jo Cals
(Cals)
Barend Biesheuvel [2]
Barend Biesheuvel
(1920–2001)
Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Minister for Suriname and
Netherlands Antilles Affairs
Jan de Quay [1]
Dr.
Jan de Quay
(1901–1985)
Minister of Transport
and Water Management
22 November 1966 –
5 April 1967
Catholic People's Party Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
Barend Biesheuvel [2]
Barend Biesheuvel
(1920–2001)
Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Minister for Suriname and
Netherlands Antilles Affairs
Johan Witteveen [1]
Dr.
Johan Witteveen
(born 1921)
Minister of Finance 5 April 1967 –
6 July 1971
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
Minister of Economic Affairs
Joop Bakker [2]
Joop Bakker
(1921–2003)
Minister of Transport
and Water Management
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Minister for Suriname and
Netherlands Antilles Affairs
Roelof Nelissen [1]
Roelof Nelissen
(born 1931)
Minister of Finance 6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
Catholic People's Party Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel III)
Minister for Suriname and
Netherlands Antilles Affairs
6 July 1971 –
28 January 1972
Molly Geertsema [2]
Molly Geertsema
(1918–1991)
Minister of the Interior 6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Minister for Suriname and
Netherlands Antilles Affairs
1 January 1973 –
11 May 1973
Dries van Agt Dries van Agt
(born 1931)
[Res]
Minister of Justice 11 May 1973 –
8 September 1977
Catholic People's Party Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
Gaius de Gaay Fortman Dr.
Gaius de Gaay Fortman
(1911–1997)
8 September 1977 –
19 December 1977
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Minister of the Interior
Minister for Suriname and
Netherlands Antilles Affairs
Hans Wiegel Hans Wiegel
(born 1941)
Minister of the Interior 19 December 1977 –
11 September 1981
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
Joop den Uyl [1]
Joop den Uyl
(1919–1987)
[Res]
Minister of Social Affairs
and Employment
11 September 1981 –
29 May 1982
Labour Party Dries van Agt
(Van Agt II)
Minister for Netherlands
Antilles Affairs
Jan Terlouw [2]
Dr.
Jan Terlouw
(born 1931)
Minister of Economic Affairs Democrats 66
Dr.
Jan Terlouw
(born 1931)
29 May 1982 –
4 November 1982
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt III)
Gijs van Aardenne Gijs van Aardenne
(1930–1995)
Minister of Economic Affairs 4 November 1982 –
14 July 1986
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
Rudolf de Korte Dr.
Rudolf de Korte
(born 1936)
Minister of Economic Affairs 14 July 1986 –
7 November 1989
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers II)
Wim Kok Wim Kok
(born 1938)
Minister of Finance 7 November 1989 –
22 August 1994
Labour Party Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
Hans Dijkstal [1]
Hans Dijkstal
(1943–2010)
Minister of the Interior 22 August 1994 –
3 August 1998
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok I)
Hans van Mierlo [2]
Hans van Mierlo
(1931–2010)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Democrats 66
Annemarie Jorritsma [1]
Annemarie Jorritsma
(born 1950)
Minister of Economic Affairs 3 August 1998 –
22 July 2002
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok II)
Els Borst [2]
Dr.
Els Borst
(1932–2014)
Minister of Health,
Welfare and Sport
Democrats 66
Eduard Bomhoff [1]
Dr.
Eduard Bomhoff
(born 1944)
[Res]
Minister of Health,
Welfare and Sport
22 July 2002 –
16 October 2002
Pim Fortuyn List Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende I)
Johan Remkes [2]
Johan Remkes
(born 1951)
Minister of the Interior
and Kingdom Relations
22 July 2002 –
16 October 2002
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
[1]
Johan Remkes
(born 1951)
16 October 2002 –
27 May 2003
Roelf de Boer [2]
Roelf de Boer
(born 1949)
Minister of Transport
and Water Management
18 October 2002 –
27 May 2003
Pim Fortuyn List
Gerrit Zalm [1]
Gerrit Zalm
(born 1952)
Minister of Finance 27 May 2003 –
7 July 2006
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende II)
Minister of Economic Affairs 3 July 2006 –
7 July 2006
Thom de Graaf [2]
Thom de Graaf
(born 1957)
[Res]
Minister for Government Reform
and Kingdom Relations
27 May 2003 –
23 March 2005
Democrats 66
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst [2]
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst
(born 1937)
[Res]
Minister of Economic Affairs 31 March 2005 –
3 July 2006
Democrats 66
Gerrit Zalm Gerrit Zalm
(born 1952)
Minister of Finance 7 July 2006 –
22 February 2007
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende III)
Wouter Bos [1]
Wouter Bos
(born 1963)
[Res]
Minister of Finance 22 February 2007 –
23 February 2010
Labour Party Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IV)
André Rouvoet [2]
André Rouvoet
(born 1962)
Minister of Family and Youth Christian Union
André Rouvoet
(born 1962)
Minister of Education,
Culture and Science
23 February 2010 –
14 October 2010
Minister of Family and Youth
Maxime Verhagen Maxime Verhagen
(born 1956)
Minister of Economic Affairs,
Agriculture and Innovation
14 October 2010 –
5 November 2012
Christian Democratic Appeal Mark Rutte
(Rutte I)
Lodewijk Asscher Dr.
Lodewijk Asscher
(born 1974)
Minister of Social Affairs
and Employment
5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
Labour Party Mark Rutte
(Rutte II)
Hugo De Jonge [1]
Hugo de Jonge
(born 1977)
Minister of Health,
Welfare and Sport
26 October 2017 –
Incumbent
Christian Democratic Appeal Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
Kajsa Ollongren [2]
Jonkvrouw
Kajsa Ollongren
(born 1967)
Minister of the Interior
and Kingdom Relations
Democrats 66
Carola Schouten [3]
Carola Schouten
(born 1977)
Minister of Agriculture,
Nature and Food Quality
Christian Union
Source: (in Dutch) Kabinetten 1945-heden Parlement & Politiek
1 First Deputy Prime Minister.
2 Second Deputy Prime Minister.
3 Third Deputy Prime Minister.
Res Resigned.

Living Deputy Prime Ministers of the Netherlands

Deputy Prime Minister Term Age
Johan Witteveen 1967–1971 (1921-06-12) 12 June 1921 (age 97)
Roelof Nelissen 1971–1973 (1931-04-04) 4 April 1931 (age 87)
Dries van Agt 1973–1977 (1931-02-02) 2 February 1931 (age 87)
Hans Wiegel 1977–1981 (1941-07-16) 16 July 1941 (age 77)
Jan Terlouw 1981–1982 (1931-11-15) 15 November 1931 (age 86)
Rudolf de Korte 1986–1989 (1936-07-08) 8 July 1936 (age 82)
Wim Kok 1989–1994 (1938-09-29) 29 September 1938 (age 79)
Annemarie Jorritsma 1998–2002 (1950-06-01) 1 June 1950 (age 68)
Eduard Bomhoff 2002 (1944-09-30) 30 September 1944 (age 73)
Johan Remkes 2002-2003 (1951-06-15) 15 June 1951 (age 67)
Roelf de Boer 2002–2003 (1949-10-09) 9 October 1949 (age 68)
Gerrit Zalm 2003–2007 (1952-05-06) 6 May 1952 (age 66)
Thom de Graaf 2003–2005 (1957-06-11) 11 June 1957 (age 61)
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst 2005–2006 (1937-03-18) 18 March 1937 (age 81)
Wouter Bos 2007–2010 (1963-07-14) 14 July 1963 (age 55)
André Rouvoet 2007–2010 (1962-01-04) 4 January 1962 (age 56)
Maxime Verhagen 2010–2012 (1956-09-14) 14 September 1956 (age 61)
Lodewijk Asscher 2012–2017 (1974-09-27) 27 September 1974 (age 43)

Deputy Prime Ministers of the Netherlands by term length

Ranking Deputy Prime Minister Political Party Term Duration
1st Lodewijk Asscher Labour Party 2012–2017 4 years, 355 days
2nd Wim Kok Labour Party 1989–1994 4 years, 288 days
3rd Dries van Agt Catholic People's Party 1973–1977 4 years, 120 days
4th Johan Witteveen People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1967–1971 4 years, 92 days
Joop Bakker Anti-Revolutionary Party 1967–1971 4 years, 92 days
5th Henk Korthals People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1959–1963 4 years, 66 days
6th Louis Beel Catholic People's Party 1952–1956 4 years, 41 days
7th Annemarie Jorritsma People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1998–2002 3 years, 353 days
Els Borst Democrats 66 1998–2002 3 years, 353 days
8th Hans Dijkstal People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1994–1998 3 years, 346 days
Hans van Mierlo Democrats 66 1994–1998 3 years, 346 days
9th Gerrit Zalm People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 2003–2007 3 years, 271 days
10th Hans Wiegel People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1977–1981 3 years, 266 days
11th Barend Biesheuvel Anti-Revolutionary Party 1963–1967 3 years, 255 days
12th Gijs van Aardenne People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1982–1986 3 years, 252 days
13th André Rouvoet Christian Union 2007–2010 3 years, 234 days
14th Rudolf de Korte People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1986–1989 3 years, 116 days
15th Willem Drees Social Democratic Workers' Party (1945–1946)
Labour Party (1946–1948)
1945–1948 3 years, 44 days
16th Wouter Bos Labour Party 2007–2010 3 years, 1 day
17th Josef van Schaik Catholic People's Party 1948–1951 2 years, 220 days
18th Teun Struycken Catholic People's Party 1956–1959 2 years, 218 days
19th Maxime Verhagen Christian Democratic Appeal 2010–2012 2 years, 22 days
20th Roelof Nelissen Catholic People's Party 1971–1973 1 year, 309 days
Molly Geertsema People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1971–1973 1 year, 309 days
21st Thom de Graaf Democrats 66 2003–2005 1 year, 302 days
22nd Anne Vondeling Labour Party 1965–1966 1 year, 222 days
23rd Frans Teulings Catholic People's Party 1951–1952 1 year, 171 days
24th Laurens Jan Brinkhorst Democrats 66 2005–2006 1 year, 94 days
25th Jan Terlouw Democrats 66 1981–1982 1 year, 54 days
26th Johan Remkes People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 2002–2003 309 days
27th Hugo de Jonge Christian Democratic Appeal 2017–present 297 days
Kajsa Ollongren Democrats 66 2017–present 297 days
Carola Schouten Christian Union 2017–present 297 days
28th Joop den Uyl Labour Party 1981–1982 260 days
29th Roelf de Boer Pim Fortuyn List 2002–2003 221 days
30th Jan de Quay Catholic People's Party 1966–1967 134 days
31st Gaius de Gaay Fortman Anti-Revolutionary Party 1977 102 days
32nd Eduard Bomhoff Pim Fortuyn List 2002 86 days

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