- 1 [país] to be president of; [reunión] to chair, preside at o/or over, take the chair at; [comité] to chair; [jurado] to preside over; [tribunal/cortes] to preside over presidió la compañía durante diez años he was president (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) chairman of the company for ten years
- 2 (reinar en) to prevail la cordialidad y la armonía presidieron la reunión a spirit of harmony and cordiality prevailed at the meeting la claridad que preside su prosa the clarity which is a prevalent feature of o/or which prevails in her prose style
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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.