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senado

Translation of senado in English:

sustantivo masculino

Senado

Cultural Note: Senado

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. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.
Example sentences
  • La SOPA tiene un espectro más amplio que la similar Protect IP Act del senado estadounidense.
  • Los organismos gubernamentales tampoco parecen imponer alguna clase de límite para ellos, tanto así que los sistemas del senado estadounidense fueron penetrados.
  • Con 165 votos a favor y 141 en contra, el senado italiano aprobó un controversial paquete de austeridad financiera que busca ahorrarle al país 76.000 millones de dólares.

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