Third Van Agt cabinet

Azure, billetty Or a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued Gules holding in his dexter paw a sword Argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows Argent pointed and bound together Or. [The seven arrows stand for the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht.] The shield is crowned with the (Dutch) royal crown and supported by two lions Or armed and langued gules. They stand on a scroll Azure with the text (Or) "Je Maintiendrai" (French for "I will maintain".)
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The third Van Agt cabinet (1982) was a minority coalition between the Christian-democrats, CDA and liberals, D66. The aim of this rump cabinet was to be a caretaker cabinet until the elections of 1983. The labour party, PvdA did not become a part of this cabinet after the fall of the previous cabinet.


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