Parliament of Romania

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Parliament of Romania
Parlamentul României
6th Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type Bicameral
Houses Senatul
Camera Deputaţilor
Leadership
President of the Senate Mircea Geoană, Social Democratic Party
since 19 December 2008
President of the Chamber of Deputies Roberta Anastase, Democratic Liberal Party
since 19 December 2008
Structure
Members 137 Senators
334 Deputies
Senate Political groups       PD-L (51)
      PSD + PC (48 + 1)
      PNL (28)
      UDMR (9)
Chamber of Deputies Political groups       PD-L (115)
      PSD + PC (110 + 3)
      PNL (65)
      UDMR (22)
      National minorities (18)
      Independents (1)
Senate Committees
Chamber of Deputies committees
Joint committees

Elections
Senate Voting system 1992 - 2008: Closed list, D'Hondt method
since 2008: Mixed member proportional representation
Chamber of Deputies Voting system 1992 - 2008: Closed list, D'Hondt method
since 2008: Mixed member proportional representation
Senate Last election 30 November 2008
Chamber of Deputies Last election 30 November 2008
Meeting place
Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest
Website
http://www.parlament.ro/

The Parliament of Romania is made up of two parts: the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. Under 2003, they had identical powers, and after 2003, laws still have to be approved by both parts in order to be passed into law, but in some matters, one part of the Parliament is superior to the others.

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