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Will the current Dutch cabinet keep a majority in the Dutch senate after the election on May 27 2019?

An election to the Senate of the Netherlands will be held on 27 May 2019, two months after the provincial elections.

The Senate consists of 75 members elected every four years by the members of the States-Provincial of the country's twelve provinces, who are in turn elected directly by the citizens on March 20 2019.

The cabinet in The Netherlands contains representatives from four political parties: VVD, CDA, Christenunie and D66. At the moment they have 38 seats in the Dutch senate with the following breakdown: VVD (13), CDA (12), D66 (10) CU (3). This is more than half of the total 75 seats.

This resolves positively if, after the election, the cabinet consists of the same parties (VVD, CDA, Christenunie and D66), and the sum of senate seats held by these parties continues to be a majority.


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