Party for the Animals chairs House of Representatives in the Netherlands
The Hague, 06 June 2017 | Member of Parliament Esther Ouwehand chaired the parliamentary debates in the Dutch Lower House today. Being the deputy Speaker of a national parliament is a global premier for any member of an animal welfare party worldwide.
The Dutch Speaker of the House of Representatives leads the parliamentary debates of the House, which includes opening and closing the meetings and determining who speaks during the debate. Members of the House and government representatives never speak directly to each other but always through a Speaker. This way, the House avoids heated and personal debates between members.
Member of Parliament Esther Ouwehand chairs the parliamentary debates in the Dutch Lower House. Photo credits: Hans Kouwenhoven
The Party for the Animals is the first political party in the world that does not put the short-term interests of man in the pivotal position, but the entire planet and all her inhabitants instead.
The Party for the Animals forms an integral part of an international and growing movement of people and parties working for the rights of animals, nature and the environment in politics and public administration. The Netherlands, Portugal, Germany and Australia already have active representatives of parties for the animals, in many other countries, parties for animals have been founded or are in formation.