Senate

A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house or chamber of a bicameral legislature or parliament. The name comes from the ancient Roman Senate, so-called as an assembly of the senior and thus wiser members of the society or ruling class. Many countries currently have an assembly named a senate, composed of senators who may be elected...
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(from the article `Australia`) ...comprises 150 members, including two each from the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. Members are elected for three-year terms ...
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(from the article `Czech Republic`) Nonetheless, Gross did not have much time to renew the CSSD`s support, given the upcoming elections to the Senate and the regional administration, ... ...Czechoslovak Federal Assembly in January 1991. The constitution provides for a bicameral Parliament consisting of a Chamber of Deputies (elected ......
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(from the article `France`) ...first ballot. The system was abandoned for proportional representation for the 1986 general election, but it was reintroduced for the 1988 ... After the Brumaire coup, Sieyès had envisaged an independent institution called the Senate to conserve the constitution by interpreting it in the ... [2 r...
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(from the article `Italy`) Parliament is bicameral and comprises the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. A referendum in 1993 amended the constitution so that 75 percent of ... ...of the total vote that they receive. Between 1993 and 1995, however, several changes were made by national legislation and popular referenda. On ... [2 rel...
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(from the article `Kazakhstan`) The 1995 constitution established a bicameral legislature consisting of a Senate and an Assembly (Mazhilis). Working jointly, the two chambers have ...
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(from the article `Malaysia`) ...180, of which 132 are from Peninsular Malaysia, 27 from Sarawak, and 21 from Sabah. Members are elected to office from single-member ...
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(from the article `Paraguay`) The legislative body is the Congress, composed of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. All its members are elected by popular vote for five-year ...
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(from the article `Spain`) ...Generales, is composed of two chambers (cámaras): a lower chamber, the Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados), and an upper chamber, the ...
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(from the article `Swaziland`) ...with Swazi traditions and culture. Swaziland`s legislature is bicameral. The House of Assembly comprises 65 members, of whom 55 are elected by ...
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senate

[n] - assembly possessing high legislative powers
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• (n.) The upper and less numerous branch of a legislature in various countries, as in France, in the United States, in most of the separate States of the United States, and in some Swiss cantons. • (n.) The governing body of the Universities of Cambridge and London. • (n.) An assembly or council having the highest deliberative and l...
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senate

noun assembly possessing high legislative powers
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[Antigua and Barbuda] The Senate is the Upper House of Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda. It consists of 17 members appointed by the Governor General. Ten Members are appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister, four on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition, one on the advice of the Barbuda Council, one resident of Barbuda on the adv...
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[Belgium] The Senate (Dutch: Senaat, le Sénat, der Senat) is one of the two chambers of the bicameral Federal Parliament of Belgium, the other being the Chamber of Representatives. It is considered to be the `upper house` of the Federal Parliament. Created in 1831 as a chamber fully equal to the Chamber of Representatives, it has undergone...
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[Belize] The Senate is one of the chambers of the National Assembly. It has 12 members appointed for a five-year term by the Governor General. == Establishment and appointment == Senators are appointed by the Governor General in the following manner: In practice, the party that wins the general election (by capturing the most seats in the l...
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[Burundi] The Senate is the upper chamber of Parliament in Burundi. It consists of no fewer than 37 and no more than 54 members who serve 5-year terms. In each of the country`s 17 provinces, two Senators (one Hutu and one Tutsi) are chosen by electoral colleges of communal councilors. Voting takes place using a three round system. In the fi...
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[Cambodia] The Senate (ព្រឹទ្ធសភា, Pritsaphea) is the upper house of the Parliament of Cambodia. The Senate is a legislative body, composed of 61 members. 57 of the Senate seats are contested in non-universal elections held every six years. The King nominates two Senators, and the National Assembly nominates another two,...
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[Cameroon] The Senate is the upper house of the Parliament of Cameroon. ==History== The Senate was created in 1996 after an amendment to the constitution created the upper chamber. However, power to convene the Electoral College and call elections for the Senate remained with the President. President Paul Biya chose not to do so until he si...
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[Democratic Republic of the Congo] During the transition period in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2003 - 2006), the Senate, aside from its Legislative role, also had the task of drafting the country`s new constitution. This task came to fruition with the adoption of the draft in Parliament in May 2005, and its approval by the Congole...
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[Equatorial Guinea] The Senate is the upper house of the Parliament of Equatorial Guinea. ==History== The Senate was established following constitutional reforms approved in a referendum in 2011 and enacted in February 2012. The first elections were held in May 2013. ==Membership== The Senate has 70 members, of which 55 are elected and 15 a...
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[Fiji] The Senate of Fiji was the upper chamber of Parliament. It was abolished by the 2013 Constitution of Fiji, after a series of military coups. It was the less powerful of the two chambers; it could not initiate legislation, but could amend or veto it. The Senate`s powers over financial bills were more restricted: it could veto them in ...
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[France] The Senate (Sénat seˈna) is the upper house of the Parliament of France, presided over by a president. Indirectly elected by elected officials, it represents territorial collectivities of the Republic and French citizens living abroad. The Senate enjoys less prominence than the lower house, the directly elected National Assembly;...
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[Haiti] The Senate (Sénat) is the upper house of Haiti`s bicameral legislature, the National Assembly. The lower house of the National Assembly is the Chamber of Deputies. The Senate consists of thirty seats, with three members from each of the ten administrative departments. Prior to the creation of the Nippes Department in 2003, there we...
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