Argentine Senate

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Argentine National Senate
Senado de la Nación Argentina
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
Leadership
Provisional President
Claudia Ledesma Abdala, FDT
Since 10 Dec 2019
First Minority Leader
José Mayans, FDT
Since 10 Dec 2019
Second Minority Leader
Alfredo Cornejo, UCRJxC
Since 10 Dec 2021
Structure
Seats72
Senado de la Nación Argentina (2021-2023).svg
Political groups
Government (35)

Independents (3)

Opposition (34)

  •      JxC (33)
  •      Mediar (1)
Elections
Last election
14 November 2021
Meeting place
Michelle Bachelet at the Argentine Senate.jpg
Chamber of Senators, Congress Palace,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website
http://www.senado.gov.ar

The Argentine Senate is the upper house of the Argentine National Congress. It has 72 senators. There are three for each province and three for Buenos Aires. There used to be 2 senators from each province. That was changed in 1994.

Senators are elected by direct election on a provincial basis. The party with the most votes is given two of the province's senate seats. The second-place party gets the third seat. Currently one-third of the members are elected every two years to a six-year term. In other words, one-third of the provinces hold senate elections every two years.

Requirements[change | change source]

According to Section 55 of the Argentine Constitution, candidates for the Argentine Senate must

  • be at least 30 years old
  • have been a citizen of Argentina for six years
  • be native to the province of his office, or have been a resident of that province for two years.

Authorities[change | change source]

Current leadership positions include:[1]

Title Officeholder Caucus Province
President of the Senate Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Frente de Todos Buenos Aires
Provisional President Claudia Ledesma Abdala Frente de Todos Santiago del Estero
Vice President Carolina Losada Juntos por el Cambio Santa Fe
First Vice President Maurice Closs Frente de Todos Misiones
Second Vice President Guadalupe Tagliaferri Juntos por el Cambio Buenos Aires
Parliamentary Secretary Marcelo Fuentes N/A
Administrative Secretary María Luz Alonso
First Minority Leader José Mayans Frente de Todos Formosa
Second Minority Leader Alfredo Cornejo Juntos por el Cambio Mendoza

References[change | change source]

  1. "Autoridades". Honorable Senado de la Nación. Retrieved January 5, 2020.