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The President of the Senate is the title often given to the presiding officer, or chairman, of a senate. Image File history File links Gnome-globe. ... The seat of Roman Senate in the Roman Forum, Rome A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ...


In many countries, the Senate Presidency is a largely symbolic position. In countries with a presidential system of government it is often bestowed on the Vice President following the tradition set by the United States Constitution. In the absence of the Vice President of the United States, the President pro Tempore presides over the Senate. In nations without a Vice President the Senate President is often a very high-ranking figure in the order of presidential succession. President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... A presidential system, also called a congressional system, is a system of government where the executive branch exists and presides (hence the term) separate from the legislature, to which it is not accountable, and which cannot in normal circumstances dismiss it. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... Seal of the office of the Vice-President of the United States The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President. ... Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia the current President pro tempore of the United States Senate. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... An order of succession is a formula or algorithm that determines who inherits an office upon the death, resignation, or removal of its current occupant. ...

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Australian Senate

See President of the Australian Senate.

The President of the Australian Senate is the presiding officer of the Australian Senate, the upper house of the Parliament of Australia. ...

Belgian Senate

See List of Presidents of the Belgian Senate.

This is a list of Presidents of the Belgian Senate. ...

Philippine Senate

See President of the Senate of the Philippines

Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice: Reynato Puno Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | 1984 1981 | 1978 | 1969 | 1965 1961 | 1957 | 1953 | 1949 1946 | 1941 | 1935 Foreign relations Human rights Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      The President of the Senate of the Philippines is the presiding...

United States Senate

The Vice President of the United States is designated by the Constitution as the President of the Senate. The current Vice President and President of the United States Senate is Dick Cheney. The Vice President holds a tie breaking vote in the Senate and does not usually preside over the Senate. Since its inception the role of casting a tie breaking vote in the Senate has been exercised 242 times. The Vice President of the United States with the most tie breaking votes is John Adams with 29. Freshman senators are traditionally assigned the role of presiding over the Senate in order to learn Senate procedure. Seal of the office of the Vice-President of the United States The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... The Vice President of the United States is, ex officio, the President of the United States Senate and votes only to break a tie. ... John Adams, Jr. ...


US state senates

In United States state government, the President of the State Senate is a matter decided by the state constitution. Some states designate the Lieutenant Governor as President of the Senate, while other states allow for the Senate to elect one of the Senators as President. The Tennessee Senate elects a Senator as Speaker, and this Speaker is given the title of Lieutenant Governor. Similarly, New Hampshire has no Lieutenant Governor, but the State Senate elects a President who is the de facto Lieutenant Governor, given that in the event of the Governor's death, resignation, or inability to serve, the President of the Senate acts as Governor until the position is filled, presumably by the next regularly scheduled biennial Gubernatorial election. A state government is the government of a subnational entity in nation-states with federal forms of government, which shares political power with the federal government or national government. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... The Tennessee Senate is the upper house of the Tennessee General Assembly, the formal name of the Tennessee state legislature. ... Speaker of the Senate is a title given to the presiding officer of the Senate in a minority of jurisdictions and mainly amongst English speaking countries. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... The New Hampshire General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without...


While such systems where the first in line for the Executive is the President of the Senate seem similar to the Vice Presidency of the United States, only once in history has there been a Vice President of a party opposing that of the President, when Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson was Vice President under Federalist John Adams, a situation that in part prompted the later adoption of the Twelfth Amendment to prevent such a situation from reoccurring. (While Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson were a Republican and a Democrat respectively, they were elected together on the National Union ticket in the 1864 presidential election.) In states where the President of a Senate is chosen by the Senate (Tennessee and New Hampshire), it is far more likely in that the first in line of succession for the executive would be a political adversary of the sitting Governor. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      This list of political parties in the United States contains past and present political parties in the... The Democratic-Republican Party, founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison as the Republican party (not related to the present-day Republican Party) in 1792, was the dominant political party in the United States from 1800 until the 1820s, when it split into competing factions, one of which became the... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... The Federalist Party (or Federal Party) was an American political party during the First Party System, in the period 1793 to 1816, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. ... John Adams, Jr. ... Amendment XII in the National Archives The Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution altered Article II pertaining to presidential elections. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the seventeenth President of the United States (1865–1869), succeeding to the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ...


Germany

In the German Länder of Bremen and Hamburg, the Senates (or Senat in German) are the executive branch, with Senator (Senator) being the holders of ministerial portfolios. In these Länder, the President of the Senate (Präsident des Senats) is an office equivalent to that of minister-president in the other German Länder. Bundesland (plural Bundesländer)is the German language name for the federal states of Austria. ... Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE5 State subdivisions 2 urban districts Capital Bremen Senate President Jens Böhrnsen (SPD) Governing parties SPD / Alliance 90/The Greens Votes in Bundesrat 3 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  408 km² (158 sq mi) Population 664,000... Location Coordinates Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE6 First Mayor Ole von Beust (CDU) Governing party CDU Votes in Bundesrat 3 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  755 km² (292 sq mi) Population 1,754,317 (11/2006)[1]  - Density 2,324 /km² (6,018... A minister-president (Ministerpräsident) is the head of government of a German federal state; the office corresponds to the governorship of a state in the United States. ...


Nigeria

The President of the Nigerian Senate is the presiding officer of the upper house in the National Assembly of Nigeria. The Senate President is chosen by indirect election within the Nigerian Senate. The President of the Senate is the presiding officer of the Senate of Nigeria. ... The Senate is one of the two houses of the National Assembly of Nigeria. ... Indirect election is a process in which voters in an election do not actually choose between candidates for an office but rather elect persons who will then make the choice. ... The Senate is the upper house of the National Assembly of Nigeria. ...


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President of the Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (404 words)
The President of the Senate is the title often given to the presiding officer, or chairman, of a senate.
The Vice President of the United States is designated by the Constitution as the President of the Senate.
In Tennessee the Senate elects a Senator as President, and this President is given the title of Lieutenant Governor.
Vice President of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3285 words)
There is a strong convention within the U.S. Senate that the Vice President not use his position as President of the Senate to influence the passage of legislation or act in a partisan manner, except in the case of breaking tie votes.
One duty required of President of the Senate is presiding over the counting and presentation of the votes of the U.S. Electoral College.
Roosevelt kept his last Vice President Harry Truman uninformed on all war and postwar issues, such as the atomic bomb, leading Truman to wryly remark that the job of the Vice President is to "go to weddings and funerals".
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