Jump to content

Senate (Netherlands)

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Senate 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
Mei Li Vos, GL-PvdA
since 4 July 2023
Second Vice President
Robert Croll, BBB
since 4 July 2023
Structure
Seats75
Political groups
Government (24)
  •   VVD (10)
  •   CDA (6)
  •   D66 (5)
  •   CU (3)

Opposition (51)

Length of term
4 years
Elections
Indirect party-list proportional
Last election
30 May 2023
Next election
May 2027 [1]
Meeting place
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 four electoral colleges for the Senate (three for the Caribbean Netherlands islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba and one for Dutch expatriates) every four years, within three months of the provincial elections.

Senate elections results since 1977

[change | change source]

Original seats in Senate or First Chamber (Eerste Kamer).[2]

Party 2023 2019 2015 2011 2007 2003 1999 1995 1991 1987 1986 1983 1981 1980 1977
BBB 16
VVD 10 12 13 16 14 15 19 23 12 12 16 17 12 13 15
GL 7 8 4 5 4 5 8 4 4 3 6 5 2 5 8
* CPN 1 2 2 1 1 2
* PPR 1 2 1 1 3 5
* PSP 1 2 2 1 1
PvdA 7 6 8 14 14 19 15 14 16 26 17 17 28 26 25
CDA 6 9 12 11 21 23 20 19 27 26 26 26 28 27 24
D66 5 7 10 5 2 3 4 7 12 5 6 6 4 2
PVV 4 5 9 10
PvdD 3 3 2 1 1
SP 3 4 9 8 12 4 2 1
CU 3 4 3 2 4 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
* GPV 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
* RPF 1 1 1 1 1
JA21 3
SGP 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1
FVD 2 12
Volt 2
50+ 1 2 2 1
OPNL / OSF 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
LPF 1
AOV 2
BP 1
Total 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75
[change | change source]

References

[change | change source]
  1. "Dag van stemming Eerste Kamerverkiezing (29 mei 2023)". Kiesraad.nl (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2020-03-02. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  2. www.nlverkiezingen.com