Stats & Politics: House of Representatives (2012-2017)

With elections coming up for the Dutch House of Representatives, it is time to reflect once more on the past four years. What can the past four years possibly tell us about the next four? Continue reading Stats & Politics: House of Representatives (2012-2017)

Stats & Politics: Women in Parliament

In 1917, just shy of a hundred years ago, a constitutional amendment1 gave women in the Netherlands the right to run for office. A year later, Suze Groeneweg was the first woman to be elected as a House representative2Continue reading Stats & Politics: Women in Parliament

Politican sparks racist chant in Dutch municipal elections

So, perhaps it is time for protest after all. Disbelief with a hint of infuriation. Major wins for local and liberal parties in the municipal elections, fantastic – but at the same time the Netherlands’ most infamous right-wing party leader crossed all lines of decency with his most racist comment yet. Continue reading Politican sparks racist chant in Dutch municipal elections