General Budget Debates in 721,393 words

Last week the General Budget Debate took place in the Dutch parliament. During these two days, every year, political leaders of the political parties represented in the parliament discuss the plans of the coalition government. With a text analysis of these debates the past four years you can see what most prominent topics were discussed.


This is an overview of the 250 terms that appear the most. To make it easier, we filtered out words like ‘the’, ‘it’ and ‘an’. Also traditional words used in parliament such as ‘chairman’, ‘minister’ and ‘cabinet’ were filtered out above. If you want to have a look at all the data, the full source data can be found here. The minutes of parliamentary meetings were taken from the website of the Dutch parliament and Official Notifications.