Download the English translation of the final report of the State Commission

Is the parliamentary system of the Netherlands capable to continue functioning adequately in the context of societal changes? Is the voice of all citizens heard? Is our democracy and the rule of law strong enough in light of recent developments? At the request of the Dutch government, the State Commission has answered these and other questions. The conclusion is clear: even though democracy is functioning quite well in the Netherlands, it is far from certain that it will continue to do so in the future. Without reforms, there is a large chance that our democracy and the rule of law will come under pressure. The problem is not acute, but it is urgent. The outcome is important for everyone active or interested in politics.

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