Dictionary of Dutchness


The Partij van de Arbeid (Labour Party) was formed in 1946 and immediately became part of the first post-war coalition government. The party was taken into the 2012 coalition by nuclear scientist Diederik Samsom, but since then its support has collapsed. Lodewijk Asscher, social affairs minister in the current cabinet, ousted Samsom in a leadership contest at the end of 2016. website

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