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The Argentine Senate
Argentine Senate
(Spanish: Honorable Senado de la Nación Argentina) is the upper house of the Argentine National Congress.

Contents

1 Overview

1.1 Requirements

2 Composition 3 Senate leadership 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Overview[edit] The National Senate was established by the Argentine Confederation
Argentine Confederation
on July 29, 1854, pursuant to Articles 46 to 54 of the 1853 Constitution.[1] There are 72 members: three for each province and three for the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. The number of senators per province was raised from two to three following the 1994 amendment of the Argentine Constitution, and the change took effect following the May 14, 1995, general elections. Senators are elected to six-year terms by direct election on a provincial basis, with the party with the most votes being awarded two of the province's senate seats and the second-place party receiving the third seat. Historically, Senators were indirectly elected to nine-year terms by each provincial legislature. These provisions were abrogated by a 1994 constitutional amendment, and direct elections to the Senate took effect in 2001. Currently one-third of the members are elected every two years. One-third of the provinces hold senatorial elections every two years; there are no term limits. The Senate is presided over by the Vice President of the Republic, who has the casting vote in the event of ties. The Senate must obtain quorum to deliberate, this being an absolute majority. It has the power to approve bills passed by the Chamber of Deputies, call for joint sessions with the Lower House or special sessions with experts and interested parties, and submit bills for the president's signature; bills introduced in the Senate must, in turn, be approved by the Lower House for their submittal to the president. The Senate must introduce any changes to federal revenue sharing policies, ratify international treaties, approve changes to constitutional or federal criminal laws, as well as confirm or impeach presidential nominees to the cabinet, the judiciary, the armed forces, and the diplomatic corps, among other federal posts.[2] There are twenty-four standing committees made up of fifteen members each, namely:[2]

Agreements (confirmation of federal nominees) Constitutional Affairs Foreign Affairs and Worship Justice and Criminal Affairs General Legislation Budget and Finance Administrative and Municipal Affairs National Defense Domestic Security and Drug Trafficking National Economy and Investment Industry and Trade Regional Economies, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Labor and Social Security Agriculture, Cattle Raising and Fishing Education, Culture, Science and Technology Rights and Guarantees Mining, Energy and Fuels Health and Sports Infrastructure, Housing and Transport Systems, Media and Freedom of Speech Environment and Human Development Population and Human Development Federal Revenue Sharing Tourism.

Requirements[edit] According to Section 55 of the Argentine Constitution, candidates for the Argentine Senate
Argentine Senate
must:

be at least 30 years old have been a citizen of Argentina
Argentina
for six years be native to the province of his office, or have been a resident of that province for two years.

Composition[edit]

See List of current members of the Argentine Senate

All data from official website.[3]

Interblock Block President of the block

Argentina
Argentina
Federal (25) Justicialista (21) Miguel Ángel Pichetto

Justicialista La Pampa (2) Daniel Aníbal Lovera

Justicialista Chubut (1) Juan Mario Pais

Chubut Somos Todos (1) Alfredo Héctor Luenzo

Cambiemos
Cambiemos
(24) Unión Cívica Radical (12) Ángel Rozas

Frente Pro (9) Humberto Schiavoni

Frente Cívico y Social de Catamarca (1) Oscar Castillo

Avanzar San Luis (1) Claudio Poggi

Producción y Trabajo (1) Roberto Basualdo

Frente para la Victoria-PJ (8) Marcelo Fuentes

Parlamentario Federal (7) Justicialista San Luis (2) Adolfo Rodríguez Saá

Movimiento Popular Neuquino (2) Guillermo Juan Pereyra

Justicialista 8 de Octubre (1) Juan Carlos Romero

Santa Fe Federal (1) Carlos Alberto Reutemann

Pares (1) María Cristina Fiore Viñuales

Frente Cívico por Santiago (2) Ada Itúrrez de Cappellini

Misiones (2) Magdalena Solari Quintana

One Senator parties (4) Proyecto Sur-UNEN (1) Pino Solanas

Rio - Frente Progresista (1) María Odarda

Movimiento Popular Fueguino (1) Miriam Ruth Boyadjian

Frente Popular (1) Gerardo Antenor Montenegro

The current members of the Senate were elected in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. Senate leadership[edit] The titular President of the Senate is the Vice President of Argentina. However, day to day leadership of the Senate is exercised by the Provisional President. Current leadership positions include:[4]

Title Officeholder Caucus Province

President of the Senate Gabriela Michetti Republican Proposal  Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

Provisional President Federico Pinedo Republican Proposal  Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

Vice President Gerardo Zamora Civic Front for Santiago  Santiago del Estero

First Vice President Juan Carlos Marino Radical Civic Union  La Pampa

Second Vice President Adolfo Rodríguez Saá Federal Commitment  San Luis

Parliamentary Secretary Juan Pedro Tunessi N/A

Administrative Secretary Helio Rebot

First Minority Leader Miguel Ángel Pichetto Justicialist Party  Río Negro (Argentina)

Second Minority Leader Ángel Rozas Radical Civic Union  Chaco

See also[edit]

List of current Argentine senators Argentine Chamber of Deputies List of former Argentine Senators List of legislatures by country

References[edit]

^ "Sesiónes preparatorias e incorporación y juramento de los senadores electos". Argentine Senate. Archived from the original on 2009-07-18.  ^ a b "National Senate Regulations" (PDF). Argentine Senate. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-24.  ^ Bloques Parlamentarios - Honorable Senado de la Nación Argentina ^ "Autoridades". Honorable Senado de la Nación. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 

External links[edit]

senado.gov.ar – Senate of Argentina

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Coordinates: 34°36′38″S 58°23′28″W / 34.6105°S 58.3910°W / -34.61

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