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Senate of the Republic
Senato della Repubblica
18th legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
President of the Senate
Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, FI
Structure
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)
Elections
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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