VVD claims chairmanship of senate

The conservative liberal VVD wants to appoint the new chairman of the senate now it is the largest party in the upper house, VVD senator Heleen Dupuis told BNR Radio, adding she is a candidate for the post.

The current chairman is Christian Democrat René van der Linden, who has indicated he will stand for re-election.
Labour, now the second largest party in the upper house, has not yet decided whether to field a candidate.

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