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Thanks for the democratic senate, which has 60 leftwing members, the constitutions will still have to be respected...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Jun 10th, 2007 at 08:49:34 PM EST
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How does the senate work and how is it (s)elected?

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 11th, 2007 at 06:09:25 AM EST
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Senate is elected by "grand electeurs", that means mayors and other elected people (150 000) and it means more or less a land based representation.

Fifth republic senate has always been on the right. They can block new laws, and they do so for foreigner vote for example.

Details here:


by Laurent GUERBY on Mon Jun 11th, 2007 at 06:49:09 AM EST
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