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At the national level, the legislative power is invested in the States-General (Staten-Generaal), which is bicameral. The House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) has 150 members, elected for a four year term by proportional representation. Elections are also called after dissolution of the House of Representatives. All elections are direct, except for the Senate (Eerste Kamer), which has 75 members, elected for a four year term through the provincial councillors on the basis of the proportional representation at the provincial elections.The Netherlands has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which usually no one party ever secures an overall majority of votes (except occasionally in very small municipalities, such as in Tubbergen), so several parties must cooperate to form a coalition government. This usually includes the party supported by a plurality of voters,