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De Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (VVD) is een conservatief-liberale politieke partij. | The People's Party for Freedom and Democracy





De Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (VVD) is een conservatief-liberale politieke partij in Nederland. De VVD steunt private ondernemingen in Nederland en wordt vaak beschouwd als een economisch liberale partij anders dan de sociaalliberale Democraten 66 (D66) waar het mee samengaat in een liberale fractie in het Europees Parlement. Bij de Tweede Kamerverkiezingen van 2012 kreeg de VVD de meeste stemmen, wat resulteerde in het verkrijgen van 41 van de 150 zetels in de Tweede Kamer. Mark Rutte is de partijleider van de VVD sinds 31 mei 2006 en minister-president sinds 14 oktober 2010. De fractievoorzitter in de Eerste Kamer is Loek Hermans, de voorzitter van de Eerste Kamer is Fred de Graaf. De fractievoorzitter in de Tweede Kamer is Halbe Zijlstra, de voorzitter van de Tweede Kamer is Anouchka van Miltenburg. Hans van Baalen is de delegatieleider in het Europees Parlement, Neelie Kroes is de Nederlandse eurocommissaris.


Partijvoorzitter: Benk Korthals

Partijleider: Mark Rutte

Opgericht: 24 januari 1948

Fusie van: Partij van de Vrijheid en Comité-Oud

Ideologie: Conservatief-liberalisme, Economisch liberalisme

Jongerenorganisatie: JOVD







The People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (Dutch: Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie, VVD), often referred to in the English language press as the Liberals or by its initials from its official Dutch name, is a conservative-liberal political party in the Netherlands.


The VVD supports private enterprise in the Netherlands and is an economically liberal party. After the fourth Balkenende cabinet was formed, the VVD was the second-largest opposition party in the Dutch House of Representatives. During the Dutch general-election of 2010 the VVD obtained the highest number of votes cast and came to occupy 31 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives. The VVD was the senior party in a centre-right minority government coalition together with the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) under the leadership of VVD party leader Mark Rutte. Rutte has been the leader of the VVD since 31 May 2006.


The First Rutte cabinet's parliamentary majority was provided by Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom (PVV), but this majority became unstable when Wilders' party refused to support austerity measures in connection with the Euro crisis. Therefore, elections for the House of Representatives were held on 12 September 2012. The VVD remained the largest party, with 41 seats. Since 5 November 2012, the VVD has been the senior partner in the second Rutte cabinet, a "purple" coalition with the social-democratic PvdA.


Leader: Mark Rutte

Chairman: Benk Korthals

Founded: 24 January 1948

Merger of: Freedom Party and Committee-Oud

Youth wing: Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy

Ideology: Conservative liberalism, Economic liberalism



July 8, 2010

updated: 2013-05-23

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