- las instituciones democráticas vigentes the existing democratic institutions, the democratic institutions currently in force de acuerdo con la legislación vigente in accordance with the legislation currently in force o/or with current legislation el acuerdo firmado hace cinco años continúa vigente the agreement signed five years ago is still in force o/or in effect precios vigentes hasta fin de mes prices valid o/or applicable until the end of the month
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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.