Today the Second Chamber decided that Minister Plasterk has to investigate the possiblilities for a “Electoral College” for the islands Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.
The Second Chamber wants that the inhabitants of the islands get the same influence by voting for the parliament as the inhabitants of the continental part of the Netherlands. The implication is that inhabitants without a Dutch passport will get no voting rights for the First Chamber.
Plasterk will investigate before the end of the year three options:
- Installing an Electoral College for the Dutch Caribbean,
- Installing an Electoral College for Dutch abroad,
- Opening the possibilities of combining these two.