Once VVD parliamentarian Marielle Paul is sworn in as Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, the Dutch Cabinet will consist of more women than men for the first time ever. The caretaker Rutte IV Cabinet has a total of 29 Ministers and State Secretaries. Fifteen of them are women, NOS reports.
That puts the Netherlands among a small group of countries with a majority of women in their governments. At the start of this year, there were 13 such countries worldwide, including Spain, Rwanda, Canada, and Colombia. On average, less than a quarter of government ministers worldwide are women, according to figures from the United Nations.
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