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Minister Opstelten and State Secretary Teeven resign

On Monday 9 March 2015 Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten and State Secretary for Security and Justice Fred Teeven asked His Majesty the King to accept their resignations.

The King's Office has announced that His Majesty has honourably discharged Mr Opstelten and Mr Teeven upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, thanking them for the many important services rendered to the monarch and the Kingdom.

Stef Blok, the Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector, will be responsible for the Ministry of Security and Justice until a new minister is appointed.

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