When a government has been in power for four years, a new House of Representatives is elected. However, if the members of the government resign before their term expires, an early election may be held. Immediately following the election, the process of forming a new government begins. The formation process lays the basis for a new government and the policy it will pursue.
Rutte tenders government’s resignation
23-04-2012 | 10:55
Prime Minister Mark Rutte has tendered the resignation of all the members of the government to Her Majesty Queen Beatrix,...
Rutte delivers new government's policy statement
26-10-2010 | 00:00
The government will do everything it can to make the Netherlands 'stronger, safer and more prosperous,' said Prime Minister...
Rosenthal and Knapen new government members at Foreign Affairs
14-10-2010 | 00:00
Her Majesty the Queen today swore in Uri Rosenthal as Minister and Ben Knapen as Minister for European Affairs and...