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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
Seats 75
Netherlands Senate 2019.svg
Political groups

Government (32)

  •      VVD (12)
  •      CDA (9)
  •      D66 (7)
  •      CU (4)

Opposition (43)

  •      FvD (10)
  •      GL (8)
  •      PvdA (6)
  •      PVV (5)
  •      SP (4)
  •      PvdD (3)
  •      Group Otten (2)
  •      50+ (2)
  •      SGP (2)
  •      OSF (1)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Indirect party-list proportional
Last election
27 May 2019
Next election
2023
Meeting place
Plenaire zaal Eerste Kamer.jpg
Senate Chamber
Binnenhof
The Hague, Netherlands


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.


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