1.Mark Rutte • • was from 1988 to 1991 national chairman of the liberal youth organization JOVD from 1993 to 1997 member of the Board of the VVD. 2.VVD-Party for Freedom and Democracy • The People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) • The VVD supports private enterprise in the Netherlands and it is an economic liberal party the VVD is the second largest opposition party • 3.Twelve political parties • • • • • • • • • • • • • People´s Party for Freedom and Democracy Labour Party Party for Freedom Christian Democratic Appeal Socialist Party Democrats 66 GreenLeft ChristianUnion Reformed Political Party Party for Animals 50Plus Independents Senate Fraction 4.Party for Animals, ChristianUnion, Socialist Party, 50Plus Party for Animals The Party for the Animals is a political party in the Netherlands Works to protect animals and nature Its chairwoman and political leader is Marianne Thieme. • ChristianUnion • is a socially conservative Christian party • Arie Slob leads the party . Socialist Party is a left-wing party in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a People's Republic of China supported Maoist party • 50Plus • • is a one issue pensioners' interest party The Independent Senate Group is a parliamentary party in the Dutch Senate with one senator, representing several provincial parties. 5.150+75 members in VVD • • parliament has 225 members and they are in two chambers the first chamber(75 members) • • second chambers(150 members) all laws must be approved by both chambers 6.Queen Beatrix • • • • • • on April 30 1980 she was crowned the Queen of the Netherlands. lives in the Hague at palace "Huis ten Bosch". "Queensday "- big celebration in Holland -anniversary of coronation of the Queen - national holiday schools are closed and there are always many festivities all over the country.