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The Netherlands is a democracy. Every few years the Dutch can vote for a new government. Get to know the Dutch political system in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is a democracy. But how does a democracy work? And what influence do you have on the composition of the government and parliament? This clip explains it to you.
Op Prince’s Day the king talks about the state of the country and the finance minister presents the new government budget for the coming year. And there is also something with a golden carriage and funny hats.
Before a law is passed, it first has to be checked by the members of the Eerste Kamer, the Dutch Senate. If not, it is sent back the colleagues in the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch Parliament.
A political party is a group of people who share the same ideas.
When there are elections, you can vote. This means that you decide who is best qualified to govern the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is a monarchy. We have a king. Still, some people would prefer to have a president, like in the United States, because you can elect a president. And replace him or her after a few years.
In 1815, after the French have been chased off, prince Willem-Frederik becomes king of the Netherlands. Since then, the job is passed on from father to son, to son, to daughter...
The chairs in the Lower House are called 'seats'. Here are the members of the parties who we voted for in the elections.
Mark Rutte is a Dutch politician. He has been Prime Minister since 14 October ,2010. On 5 November, 2012, his second cabinet, Rutte II, was sworn in. He is also the leader of the VVD.