Senate of Sanama
|Political groups:||Government (41)
Parliamentary support (3)
|Mode of election:||Appointed by provincial legislatures|
|Meeting place:||Semisa Caprici Federal Capitol, Sanama City|
The Senate of Sanama is the upper house of the Sanaman parliament, the Federal Assembly. The Senate consists of nine representatives per province, elected by the people thereof. The two populated territories, the Federal Capital Territory and Highpass, are represented by two senators each, also elected by the people. The senators serve six year terms, and are elected in the same year as the president.
The members of the Senate are directly elected by the people of each province and territory for six year terms. Previously, they were elected by the provincial legislatures in accordance to local provisions. The two senators from Highpass and the Federal Capital Territory respectively were appointed by the executive of the respective territories. Each province selected senators with one of three methods.
The free election method is where the legislature votes freely to elect the nine members. No particular rules are applied, instead the nine candidates that get the most votes are elected.
The party election method is where the legislature votes to elect the nine members in proportion to each party's number of seats. The largest remainder method is used to distribute seats. A list of nine candidates is prepared by the Speaker and then voted upon by the legislature.
The selection method is where a committee of the legislature appoints the nine senators, either along party lines or to the majority.
Distribution of seats
|Alliance for Prosperity|
Seat distribution charts