6.8 out of 10 for the cabinet after 100 days in office

After 100 days in office, the new Liberal VVD/Christian Democrat cabinet has been given a score of 6.8 out of 10 for its performance so far by MPs polled by the Telegraaf.

Justice minister Ivo Opstelten gets the highest score – 7.5 – for the way he has done his job so far, while immigration minister Gerd Leers is bottom of the class with 6.1. Prime minister Mark Rutte gets 7.3.
Meanwhile, television news station RTL is running its own online monitor of the new cabinet’s performance.
So far the Rutte-led government has dropped one of its pledges – to employ 3,000 extra police officers – and realised six, RTL says.
The six coalition agreement promises which have come into effect are:

  • A ban on leave for people who have previously escaped from psychiatric prison
  • A cut in development aid (from 0.8% of GDP to 0.7%)
  • Scrapping the fine quota for police officers
  • Ending the arrest of crime victims who fight back
  • Tougher sentences for attacks on emergency service workers
  • An end to the smoking ban in small bars without personnel
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