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On 29 October 2012 the leader of the liberal Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), Mr Mark Rutte and the leader of the Labour Party (PvdA), Mr Diederik Samsom, presented the so-called coalition agreement. The coalition agreement is an arrangement between coalition parties VVD and PvdA. Its motto is "Building bridges".

 

Three pillars

The new VVD/PvdA-Cabinet is based on the three pillars of "getting the public finances in order, share and share alike, and sustainable growth". That is what VVD-leader Mark Rutte said at the presentation of the coalition agreement.

 

Rutte-Asscher Cabinet

PvdA-leader Diederik Samsom announced that alderman Lodewijk Asscher from Amsterdam is candidate to become vice-Prime Minister.