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De Senaate/Le Sénat/Der Senat
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Sabine Laruelle, MR
Seats 60
50 Senators of the federated entities
10 co-opted senators
Senate of Belgium - 2019 elections
Political groups
  •      N-VA (9)
  •      VB (7)
  •      PS (7)
  •      MR (7)
    •      MR (6)
    •      German-speaking senator (1)
  •      CD&V (5)
  •      PVDA-PTB (5)
  •      Ecolo-Groen (9)
  •      Open Vld (5)
  •      sp.a (4)
  •      cdH (2)
Length of term
5 years
Indirect election
Last election
26 May 2019
Next election
May 2024
Meeting place
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The Senate of Belgium is the upper house of the bicameral Federal Parliament of Belgium, above the House of Representatives. It was established in 1831 as being equal to the House, several reforms, most notably in 1993 and 2014. While the Senate today plays only a minor role in the legislative process, it still has, along with the House, full responsibility for the upholding of the Constitution and the organisation and functioning of the Country and Federal States. Following the 2014 reform, it now holds about ten sessions per year.

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