The Netherlands: Political Developments and Data in 2022: A New Cabinet Facing New and Old Challenges

Simon Otjes*, Léonie de Jonge

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    The year 2022 was a period of contradictory developments in terms of political stability in the Netherlands. On the one hand, Mark Rutte became the longest-serving Prime Minister in the country's history after celebrating his 12th year in office. On the other hand, the newly formed Rutte IV Cabinet was charged with steering the country through a tumultuous period, marked by soaring energy prices and inflation in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, large-scale civil unrest in response to the government's plans to cut nitrogen emissions, and a political crisis over the housing of asylum seekers.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEuropean Journal of Political Research
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25-Apr-2023

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