Senate of the Dominican Republic

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The Senate (Senado) is the upper house of the Dominican Republic's bicameral National Congress. The lower house is the Chamber of Deputies.

It currently comprises 32 senators who are elected for four-year terms. Congressional elections are held in even numbered years not divisible by four, when the entire Chamber and Senate are replaced.

Party strengths in the Senate

The following table shows the composition of the Senate at the start of the most recent legislative periods.

Party 1998 2002
  Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD)
24
29
  Dominican Liberation Party (PLD)
3
1
  Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC)  
3
2
   Total
30
32


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