Senate of the 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
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


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.

References[change | change source]

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