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"Wie is de voorzitter van de Tweede Kamer?"

Translation:Who is the chairman of the Second Chamber?

3 years ago

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To save anyone googling "Tweede Kamer" --

Similar to UK, US, Canada, Australia and much of Europe, the Dutch lawmaking system is bicameral, that is, it has a an upper house ("Eerste Kamer") and a lower house ("Tweede Kamer"). The Tweede Kamer are the directly elected representatives who propose new laws. The Eerste Kamer members are appointed and review the quality of the laws proposed by the Tweede Kamer.

The Tweede Kamer was put in place by King William I in 1815. Both houses meet in the Binnenhof in Den Haag.

2 years ago

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Correction, members of the Eerste Kamer are not appointed. They are elected by the members of the Provinciale Staten of all 12 provinces (members of the Provinciale Staten are directly elected representatives).

2 years ago

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Interesting. Thank you for that. :-)

2 years ago