Mark Rutte


January 24, 2022

Mark Rutte (Dutch: Mark Rutte) (born in 1967) is the first minister in the Netherlands who belongs to the conservative liberal People's Party, and is currently chairing it. Previously, he served as Minister of Social Affairs and Labor 2002-2004 and Secretary of State for Education, Culture and Science 2004-2006. In 2006 he became the leader of his party's parliamentary bloc in Parliament. He remained in office as well in the 2010 elections, when the party received the largest number of votes. He has a vision about developing university education in the Netherlands to make it competitive with education in other countries. Rutte submitted his resignation and his cabinet on January 15, 2021 in the wake of the childcare fraud scandal. After the elections that took place at the end of 2021, he formed the government for the fourth time, which began its duties on January 10, 2022.

His upbringing

Born in Balhae

Political positions

Decision to expel Rita Verdonk

Mark Rutte decided to expel Rita Verdonk after her repeated criticism of the policy of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy from the parliamentary part of the party on September 14, 2007

Personal life

Mark Rutte is unmarried, is still a member of the Reformed Calvinist Church in the Netherlands, and still gives two hours a week lectures at Johan de Witt College in The Hague

The most important statements

He stated in 2009 that denial of the Holocaust, while absurd in itself, should no longer be punishable by law.

External links

Mark Rutte on IMDB Mark Rutte at Encyclopædia Britannica Online Mark Rutte at Munzinger IBA (German)


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