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Senators for life are appointed by the President of the Republic for outstanding merits. Further, all ex-Presidents of the Republic become lifetime Senators. At present there are seven.

The rightwing contests the fact they have a right to vote, but then Senators are senators, not privileged spectators. Senators for life tend to vote for the left.

It goes without saying that it is very rare that a rightwing individual become a Senator for life. Being based on outstanding merit, it's a contradiction in terms.  

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 08:59:30 AM EST
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