Machiel de Graaf, 41, who currently leads the anti-Islam PVV on The Hague city council, is to head the party when it debutes in the senate later this year.
De Graaf will not resign from The Hague and will draw two salaries, according to the Telegraaf.
De Graaf, who comes from a Scheveningen fishing family, worked as a physiotherapist and for the pharmaceuticals industry before becoming involved in the PVV.
The rest of the PVV’s candidates for the senate is being kept secret until at least the end of March, the Volkskrant reports.
The number of PVV seats in the 75-seat upper house will depend on the results of the provincial elections on March 2.
Meanwhile, just 40% of people who support the PVV plan to vote in the provincial elections, according to research by TNS Nipo.
Most likely voters to turn out are supporters of the Liberal democratic party D66. Some 69% of them plan to vote on March 2.
The turnout at the provincial elections is usually around 50%.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation