World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

First Drees cabinet

Article Id: WHEBN0008331987
Reproduction Date:

Title: First Drees cabinet  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Jo Cals, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Ministry of Security and Justice (Netherlands), Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Netherlands), First Van Agt cabinet
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

First Drees cabinet

Azure, billetty Or a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued Gules holding in his dexter paw a sword Argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows Argent pointed and bound together Or. [The seven arrows stand for the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht.] The shield is crowned with the (Dutch) royal crown and supported by two lions Or armed and langued gules. They stand on a scroll Azure with the text (Or)
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Netherlands

Drees I (15 March 1951 – 2 September 1952), was a Dutch cabinet under PM Willem Drees that consisted of ministers of PvdA, KVP, CHU, VVD and one independent minister. It was a continuation of Drees-Van Schaik (sometimes called 'Drees I') after issues over the policy concerning New Guinea led to the fall of the cabinet. However, this did not lead to new elections. The new formation was started by an informateur, which was a new phenomenon.

The New Guinea issue was consequently 'put in the freezer' and the focus shifted to social-economic issues.

A major new law was the unemployment law.

In 1951 the Netherlands became one of the founding members of the European Coal and Steel Community.


  • (Dutch) Kabinet-Drees I,
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.