|Senate of the Republic |
Senado de la República
|Founded||October 4, 1824|
Length of term
|Authority||Chapter II of the Constitution of the United Mexican States|
|July 1, 2018|
|La Patria Es Primero(The Country Is First)|
|Official Website of the Mexican Senate|
The Senate of the Republic, (Spanish: Senado de la República) constitutionally Chamber of Senators of the Honorable Congress of the Union (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores del H. Congreso de la Unión), is the upper house of Mexico's bicameral Congress. It currently consists of 128 members, who serve six-year terms.
Make-up[change | change source]
After a series of reforms during the 1990s, the Senate is made up of 128 senators:
- Two for each of the 32 states[a] elected under the principle of relative majority;
- One for each of the 32 states[a] assigned under the principle of first minority (i.e. awarded to the party who had won the second highest number of votes within the state or Federal District);
- Thirty-two national senators-at-large, divided among the parties in proportion to their share of the national vote.
Notes[change | change source]
- The Federal District counts as a state
References[change | change source]
- "Cámara de senadores". IFE.