President of the Senate of Spain

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President of the Senate
Presidente del Senado
Coat of Arms of the Senate of Spain.svg
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Pilar Llop

since 3 December 2019
Senate of Spain
StyleThe Most Excellent
SeatPalacio del Senado,
NominatorMajor parties
AppointerThe Senate
Term lengthThe duration of the Senate's meeting; normally four years with no limit.
Constituting instrumentRoyal Statue (original)
Spanish Constitution (current)
Inaugural holderThe Duke of Bailén
FormationApril 16, 1834
DeputyVice Presidents of the Senate
Salary177,000 annually (2017)[1]

The President of the Senate of Spain is the speaker of the Spanish Senate, the upper house of Spain's Cortes Generales. It is the fourth leading political figure of the country after the Monarch (Head of State), the Prime Minister (Head of Government) and the President of the Congress of Deputies (Speaker of the Lower House).

He/She is elected by members of the Senate.

As of the 14th term of the Cortes Generales, the current officeholder is Pilar Llop, a member of the Socialist Parliamentary Group representing Madrid.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Estos son los cargos públicos de España que más cobran". Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  2. "Catalan Socialists Batet and Cruz confirmed as Spanish parliament and senate speakers". VilaWeb (in Catalan). Retrieved 2019-06-04.