Senate (Netherlands)

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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
Arda Gerkens, SP
Since 9 July 2019
Second Vice President
Joop Atsma, CDA
Since 16 March 2021
Structure
Seats75
Netherlands Senate current.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
Next election
29 May 2023 [2]
Meeting place
Plenaire zaal Eerste Kamer.jpg
Senate Chamber
Binnenhof
The Hague, Netherlands
Website
www.eerstekamer.nl

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.

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.

Senate elections results since 1983[change | change source]

Original seats in Senate or First Chamber (Eerste Kamer).

Party 2019 2015 2011 2007 2003 1999 1995 1991 1987 1986 1983
FVD 12
VVD 12 13 16 14 15 19 23 12 12 16 17
CDA 9 12 11 21 23 20 19 27 26 26 26
GL 8 4 5 4 5 8 4 4 3 6 5
* CPN 1 2 2
* PPR 1 2 1
* PSP 1 2 2
D66 7 10 5 2 3 4 7 12 5 6 6
PvdA 6 8 14 14 19 15 14 16 26 17 17
PVV 5 9 10
SP 4 9 8 12 4 2 1
CU 4 3 2 4 2 4 2 2 2 2 2
* GPV 1 1 1 1 1
* RPF 1 1 1 1 1
PvdD 3 2 1 1
50+ 2 2 1
SGP 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2
OSF 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
LPF 1
AOV 2
Total 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Split from FVD.
  2. "Dag van stemming Eerste Kamerverkiezing (29 mei 2023)". Kiesraad.nl (in Dutch).