Pieter Omtzigt, leader of new party Nieuw Sociaal Contract, said on Sunday he may be prepared to be prime minister if the next cabinet is formed. In many governments, cabinets play a crucial role in decision-making processes and policy implementation. They are composed of individuals who are appointed by the head of government or elected representatives, depending on the political system.
The Dutch cabinet spoke for over five hours on Thursday, as divisions appeared in the coalition over how to implement migration policy. In a coalition government, the cabinet is typically formed by representatives from multiple political parties, each bringing their perspectives and priorities. This diversity can lead to challenging discussions and negotiations within the cabinet.
Premier Danielle Smith has named 24 of her 49-member caucus to serve on a cabinet that is dominated by men and lacks diversity. In some cases, cabinets may lack gender or ethnic diversity, leading to criticism and calls for inclusive representation. The composition of a cabinet should ideally reflect the diversity of the population it represents.