Martin Bosma elected new Chairman
Martin Bosma (PVV) was chosen to be the new Chairman of the House of Representatives. In the second round of the election procedure, he obtained 75 out of the 146 valid votes.
The elections for the new Chairman of the House of Representatives were held on Thursday December 14th and required two rounds of voting to secure the required majority. Runner-up GroenLinks-PvdA MP Tom van der Lee received 66 in the deciding round. The election was the result of an individual ballot by the members of the House of Representatives.
Bosma has been a member of the House of Representatives for the PVV since 2006. After the 2010 elections he became deputy chairman and a member of the Presidium.