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Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal
States General of the Netherlands
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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
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
Indirect party-list proportional
Last election
27 May 2019
Next election
Meeting place
Plenaire zaal Eerste Kamer.jpg
Senate Chamber
The Hague, Netherlands

The Senate (Dutch: Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal or simply Eerste Kamer literally "First Chamber", or sometimes Senaat) 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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