Senate of the Dominican Republic

upper house of the Dominican Republic's bicameral National Congress

The Senate of the Dominican Republic (Spanish: Senado de la República Dominicana) is the upper legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the Dominican Republic, and together with the Chamber of Deputies makes up the Congress.

Senate of the Dominican Republic

Senado de la República Dominicana
Coat of arms or logo
Flag of the Dominican Republic Senate
Term limits
Founded1844 and 1908[1]
New session started
August 16, 2020 (2020-08-16)
Eduardo Estrella, DxC
since August 16, 2020
Santiago Zorrilla, PRM
since August 16, 2020
Majority Leader
Faride Raful
since August 16, 2020
Minority Leader
Dionis Sánchez, FP
since August 16, 2020
Political groups
PRM and allies (18)
  PRM: 17 seats
  DXC: 1 seat
Opposition (14)
  FP: 9 seats
  PLD: 3 seats
  PRSC: 2 seats
Length of term
4 years
First past the post mixed of a plurality and a transferable vote from the given to any same party deputies candidates in the Province.
Last election
July 5, 2020
Next election
May 19, 2024
Meeting place
Hemicycle of the Senate
Congress Palace, Santo Domingo

References change

  1. Checo, José Chez; Sang, Mu-Kien Adriana. "Historia de la Cámara de Diputados - TOMO I. 1844-1978" (PDF).