Senate of the Republic (Italy)

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Senate of the Republic

Senato della Repubblica
18th legislature
President of the Senate
Seats200 elected senators
+ 6 senators for life
Political groups
  •   FdI (65)
  •   PD (40)
  •   Lega (30)
  •   M5S (28)
  •   FI (18)
  •   A–IV (9)
  •   AVS (4)
  •   NM (2)
  •   SVP (2)
  •   ScN (1)
  •   MAIE (1)
Last election
25 September 2022
Next election
No later than 2027
Meeting place
Palazzo Madama, Rome

The Senate of the Republic (Italian: Senato della Repubblica) or Senate (Italian: Senato) is a house of the bicameral Italian Parliament (the other being the Chamber of Deputies). The two houses together form a perfect bicameral system, meaning they perform identical functions, but do so separately. It was created in its current form on 8 May 1948, but existed during the Kingdom of Italy as Senato del Regno (Senate of the Kingdom), itself a continuation of the Senato Subalpino (Subalpine Senate) of Sardinia created on 8 May 1848.

Members of the Senate are styled Senator or The Honourable Senator (Italian: Onorevole Senatore)[1] and they meet at Palazzo Madama, Rome.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Onorevole: Definizione e significato di onorevole - Dizionario italiano -".