It's official: King to appoint Justice Minister, Secretary

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King Willem-Alexander will formally swear in the new Minister and State Secretary of Security and Justice on Friday evening. The jobs will be filled by ruling VVD Members of Parliament , 45, and , 34.

The ceremony will take place at the King’s residence, Villa Eikenhorst, at 5:30 p.m. “Both were recommended by the Prime Minister for appointment by the King,” a spokesperson for the Dutch king wrote in a statement.

The two MPs were rumored to be candidates for both jobs since their predecessors . Speculation of their recommendations to the King circulated through Parliament and Dutch media on Thursday and Friday.

since Ivo Opstelten resigned. Former Secretary of Justice lower house of parliament to fill the seat Van der Steur is vacating.