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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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_of_France

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