Senate of the Republic (Italy)

upper house of the Parliament of Italy

The Senate of the Republic (Italian: Senato della Repubblica) or Senate (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.

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

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

References change

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