Jump to navigation Jump italy vote december 4 search This article is about the Senate of the Italian Republic. Senator of the Republic” redirects here.
For the office of Senator of the Kingdom of Italy, see Senate of the Kingdom of Italy. For other uses, see Senate of the Republic. Number of senators currently assigned to each Region. The Senate consists of 315 elected members, and as of 2018 six senators for life. The elected senators must be over 40 years of age and are elected by Italian citizens aged 25 or older.
The 309 senators are assigned to each region proportionally according to their population. The senators for life are composed of former Presidents of the Italian Republic who hold office ex officio, and up to five citizens who are appointed by the President “for outstanding merits in the social, scientific, artistic or literary field”. The current term of the Senate is five years, except for senators for life that hold their office for their lifetime. Until a Constitutional change on February 9, 1963, the Senate was elected for six-year terms. In 2016, Italian Parliament passed a constitutional law that “effectively abolishes the Senate as an elected chamber and sharply restricts its ability to veto legislation”.
The law was rejected on December 4, 2016 by a referendum, leaving the Senate unchanged. According to article 58 of the Italian constitution, people aged more than 25 years are enabled to vote for the Senate. 6 in multi-member abroad constituencies, by constituency proportional representation. A small, variable number of senators for life are also members of the Senate. Drawing a sign on the symbol of a list: in this case the vote extends to the candidate in the single-member constituency which is supported by that list. FPTP constituency and for a list which is not linked to them.
Under the current Constitution, the Senate must hold its first sitting no later than 20 days after a general election. That session, presided by the oldest senator, proceeds to elect the President of the Senate for the following parliamentary period. In addition to overseeing the business of the chamber, chairing and regulating debates, deciding whether motions and bills are admissible, representing the Senate, etc. Senate is headed by a vice president. The current President of the Senate is Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati. Since 1871, the Senate has met in Palazzo Madama in Rome, an old patrician palace completed in 1505 for the Medici family.
In the following years there were installed the court offices and police headquarters. Palazzo Madama and the adjacent buildings underwent further restructuring and adaptation in the first decades of the 20th century. A radical transformation which involved, among other things, the modernization of the hemicycle, the full remaking of the prospectus on Via San Salvatore and Via Dogana Vecchia, and the establishment of a connection with the adjacent Palazzo Carpegna. The current façade was built in the mid-1650s by both Cigoli and Paolo Maruccelli.
The latter added the ornate cornice and whimsical decorative urns on the roof. The chamber where the Senate met for the first time on 27 November 1871 was designed by Luigi Gabet. Onorevole: definizione e significato del termine”. Berlusconi allies hit out over president’s lifetime senator snub”.
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During the 1990s, a succession of civil union bills was regularly introduced and rejected in Parliament, bolstered by discussion in the European Parliament on equal rights for homosexuals on marriage and adoption. In September 2003, the European Parliament approved a new resolution on human rights against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. Each member state had to confirm it would work to abolish any form of discrimination – legislative or de facto. Grillini introduced proceedings in Parliament on 8 July 2002 based on legislation already existing in Denmark. However, the PACS principle was given particular resonance by the union of Alessio De Giorgi and Christian Pierre Panicucci on 21 October 2002 at the French Embassy in Rome. During the 2006 electoral campaign, the then leader of the opposition, Romano Prodi, promised to give legal rights to de facto couples if elected.