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After a formation crisis of 120 days

Week number: 56-43

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


First meeting of the new cabinet in the Trèveszaal (Trève hall) in The Hague, chaired by Prime Minister Willem Drees, who was also the one charged with forming a new government. Also with A.A.M. Struycken, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs, Joseph Luns, Minister of Foreign Affairs, J.M.L.T. Cals, Minister of Education, arts and Science, Jelle Zijlstra, Minister of Economic Affairs, J. Algera, Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Sicco Mansholt, Minister of Agriculture and Fishery, J.G. Suurhoff, Minister of Internal Affairs, Prof. Ivo Samkalden, Minister of Justice, C. Staf, Minister of War and Navy, H.J. Hofstra, Minister van Finance, Marga Klompé, Minister of Social Work, and H.B.J. Witte, Minister of Housing. Drees gives Klompé a bouquet of flowers because she is the first female Minister. Then Klompé answers the question if she will miss her work for the European union.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
12 October 1956


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Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision