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The Senate
Senatul
6th Legislature
Coat of arms or logo.
Type
Type Upper house
Leadership
President Mircea Geoană, Social Democratic Party
since 19 December 2008
Vicepresidents Crin Antonescu (PNL)
Anca Boagiu (PD-L)
Alexandru Pereş (PD-L)
Dan Voiculescu (PSD+PC)
since December 2008
Secretaries David Gheorghe (PD-L)
Onofrei Orest (PD-L)
Popa Cornel (PNL)
Silistru Doina (PSD+PC)
since December 2008
Quaestors Ioan Chelaru (PSD+PC)
Constantin Dumitru (PD-L)
Dan-Radu Ruşanu (PNL)
Attila Verestóy (UDMR)
since December 2008
Structure
Members 137
Seats in the Romanian Senate - 6th Legislature.png
Political groups      PD-L (51)
     PSD + PC (48 + 1)
     PNL (28)
     UDMR (9)
Committees
Election
Voting system 1992 - 2008: Closed list, D'Hondt method
since 2008: nominal vote, Mixed member proportional representation
Last election 30 November 2008
Meeting place
Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest
Website
www.senat.ro

The Senate of Romania (Romanian: Senat) is the upper house in Romania's bicameral parliament. It has 137 seats (as of November 28, 2004), to which members are elected by direct popular vote, using Mixed member proportional representation in 42 electoral districts (the 41 counties plus the city of Bucharest), to serve four-year terms.

After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, the Senate was housed in "Palatul Senatului", located in Revolution Square. That U-shaped structure was built from 1938 to 1941 under engineer Emil Prager's coordination, following the plans of architect Emil Nădejde. It housed the Council of Ministers and from 1958 to 1989 it was the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party. During the Revolution, Romanian President Nicolae Ceauşescu and his wife Elena fled by helicopter from the roof of the building. In 2005 Senators moved into the Palace of the Parliament, joining their colleagues from the Chamber of Deputies. "Palatul Senatului" now houses offices of the Ministry of Administration and Interior.

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Composition

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2008-present

In December 2008, the Democratic Liberal Party and the Alliance of the Social Democratic Party and Conservative Party formed a coalition government (highlighted in bold in the table below).

e • d  Seats in the Senate of Romania, 6th legislature
Party Election seating Lost Won Present seating
Seats  % Seats  %
  Democratic Liberal Party 51 37.22% ±0 +1 52 37.96%
  Social Democratic Party + Conservative Party 49
(48+1)
35.77% -1 ±0 48
(47+1)
35.77%
  National Liberal Party 28 21.17% -4 ±0 24 18.98%
  Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 9 6.57% ±0 ±0 9 6.57%
  Independents ±0 +4 4 0.73%;
Total 137 100 137 100

2004-2008

In the Romanian legislative election, 2004, held on November 28, 2004, the Justice and Truth Alliance won the greatest number of seats, even though no party won an outright majority. The President of the Senate for this legislature was Nicolae Văcăroiu, who was elected on December 20, 2004. Following his ad interim presidency of Romania, he delegated his attributions to the vicepresident Doru Ioan Tărăcilă. After Văcăroiu was sworn in as president of the Court of Accounts, Ilie Sârbu was elected as the new President of the Senate.

Until April 2007, the Justice and Truth Alliance governed in coalition with other minor parties. In April 2007, after the break-up of the Justice and Truth Alliance, the National Liberal Party and the Democratic Union of Hungarians formed a minority government coalition (highlighted in bold in the table below).

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Party  % of seats Seats
  Social Democratic Party 31.4 43
  National Liberal Party 16 22
  Democratic Party 15.4 21
  Greater Romania Party 13.1 18
  Conservative Party 8.0 11
  Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 7.3 10
  Independents 8.8 12
Total 100 137

2000-2004

Elections to the Senate were held on November 26, 2000, in which the Social Democratic Party of Romania (PSD) won an overall majority. Then President of the Senate of Romania was Nicolae Văcăroiu, who was elected in December, 2000. The allocation of seats was as follows:

Party ' % of seats' seats
PSD 46.43 65
PRM 26.43 37
PNL 9.29 13
PD 9.29 13
UDMR 8.57 12
Others 0.00 0

Presidents of the Senate

Former Senate headquarters, now headquarters of the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reform

The Standing Bureau of the Senate consists of the President of the Senate, four vice-presidents, four secretaries, and four quaestors. The President of the Standing Bureau also serves as the President of the Senate. The President is elected, by secret ballot, for the duration of the legislative period.[1]

Period Name Party
1990-1992 Alexandru Bârlădeanu FSN
1992-1996 Oliviu Gherman FDSN
1996-February 2000 Petre Roman PD
February 2000 Mircea Ionescu-Quintus PNL
2000-2004 Nicolae Văcăroiu PDSR/PSD
2004-14 October 2008 Nicolae Văcăroiu PSD
14 October 2008-28 October 2008 Doru Ioan Tǎrǎcilǎ (acting) PSD
28 October 2008-19 December 2008 Ilie Sârbu PSD
19 December 2008- Mircea Geoană PSD

References

  1. ^ Pagina oficiala a Senatului României

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Simple English

The Senate
Senatul
6th Legislature
Type
Type Upper house
Leadership
President Mircea Geoană, Social Democratic Party
since 19 December 2008
Vicepresidents Crin Antonescu (PNL)
Anca Boagiu (PD-L)
Alexandru Pereş (PD-L)
Dan Voiculescu (PSD+PC)
since December 2008
Secretaries David Gheorghe (PD-L)
Onofrei Orest (PD-L)
Popa Cornel (PNL)
Silistru Doina (PSD+PC)
since December 2008
Quaestors Ioan Chelaru (PSD+PC)
Constantin Dumitru (PD-L)
Dan-Radu Ruşanu (PNL)
Attila Verestóy (UDMR)
since December 2008
Structure
Members 137
Political groups       PD-L (51)
      PSD + PC (48 + 1)
      PNL (28)
      UDMR (9)
Committees
Election
Voting system 1992 - 2008: Closed list, D'Hondt method
since 2008: nominal vote, Mixed member proportional representation
Last election 30 November 2008
Meeting place
Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest
Website
www.senat.ro

The Senate of Romania is one of the two parts of the parliament. It has 137 seats as of November, 2004.[needs proof] After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, the Senate met in the "Palatul Senatului". That building is found in the Revolution Square.

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