Senate of the Netherlands

upper house of the Netherlands
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The Senate (Dutch: Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal [ˈeːrstə ˈkaːmər dɛr ˈstaːtə(n) ˌɣeːnəˈraːl] or simply Eerste Kamer [ˈeːrstə ˈkaːmər]  ( listen), literally "First Chamber", or sometimes Senaat [səˈnaːt]) is the upper house of the States General, the legislature of the Netherlands.

Senate
Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal
States General of the Netherlands
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Jan Anthonie Bruijn, VVD
Since 2 July 2019
First Vice President
Jopie Nooren, PvdA
Since 9 July 2019
Second Vice President
Arda Gerkens, SP
Since 9 July 2019
Structure
Seats75
Netherlands Senate 2019.svg
Political groups
Government (32)
  •      VVD (12)
  •      CDA (9)
  •      D66 (7)
  •      CU (4)

Opposition (43)

Length of term
4 years
Elections
Indirect party-list proportional
Last election
27 May 2019[1]
Next election
2023
Meeting place
Plenaire zaal Eerste Kamer.jpg
Senate Chamber
Binnenhof
The Hague, Netherlands
Website
www.eerstekamer.nl

Its 75 members are elected on lists by the members of the twelve States-Provincial and three Caribbean electoral colleges for the Senate every four years, within three months of the provincial elections.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Dag van stemming (27 mei 2019)". Kiesraad.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 September 2018.