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Senate of the Republic
Senato della Repubblica
18th legislature
Coat of arms or logo
President of the Senate
Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, FI
Seats 315 elected senators
+ 6 senators for life
Italian Senate current.svg
Political groups

Government (166)

  •      M5S (106)
  •      PD (36)
  •      IV–PSI (17)
  •      Mixed (7)
    •      LeU (5)
    •      MAIE (2)

Supported by (12)

  •      Aut (8)
  •      Mixed (4)

Opposition (143)

  •      FI (61)
  •      Lega (58)
  •      FdI (18)
  •      Mixed (4)
    •      +Eu (1)
    •      Ind. (3)
  •      N.I. (2)
Last election
4 March 2018
Next election
No later than 2023
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) and they meet at Palazzo Madama, Rome.

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