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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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