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Seal of the Senate of Puerto Rico.
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Floor of the Senate of Puerto Rico.

The Senate of Puerto Rico is the upper house of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, smaller than the House of Representatives. Together, they compose the legislative branch of the government of Puerto Rico. Two legislative support agencies are part of the Legislative Assembly---the Office of Legislative Services and the Superintendent of the Capitol. Seal of the Senate of Puerto Rico This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Seal of the Senate of Puerto Rico This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (1195x802, 81 KB)Hemicycle of the Senate of Puerto Rico This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (1195x802, 81 KB)Hemicycle of the Senate of Puerto Rico This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... The Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico is the legislative branch of the government of Puerto Rico. ... The House of Representatives of Puerto Rico is the lower house of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, larger than the Senate. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The Senate, its members and staff are housed in the eastern half of the Capitol Building, the Rafael Martinez-Nadal Senate Annex Building, the Luis Muñoz-Marin Office Building, the Antonio R. Barcelo Building, the Luis A. Ferre Building and the Ramon Mellado-Parsons Office Building. The Senate Tourism Office offers tours of the historic facilities in the Capitol.


Composition

In order to elect the members of the Senate, Puerto Rico is divided into eight senatorial districts:

For each one of these districts, the people of Puerto Rico elect two Senators. In addition, the people are allowed to vote for one Senator at-large of their preference. The eleven Senators at-Large with the majority of votes integrate the rest of the Senate. Arecibo Observatory Nickname: La Villa del Capitán Correa Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: ? Location Location within the nation of Puerto Rico Government Country Puerto Rico Mayor Lemuel Soto (PNP) Geographical characteristics Area 330. ... Bayamón (not to be confused with Bayamo, Cuba) is a city in northern Puerto Rico. ... Carolina is a city located in the northern part of Puerto Rico, a short distance from San Juan. ... Guayama is a municipality of Puerto Rico. ... Humacao is the largest city of Puerto Ricos eastern coast and is named after the Taino Cacique Jumacao. ... Mayagüez is the third largest city of Puerto Rico. ... Nickname: Ciudad de los Leones , La Perla del Sur Official website: www. ... San Juan from space, July 1997 Nickname: The Walled City Official website: http://www. ...


Article III of the Constitution of Puerto Rico states that no person can be a member of the Senate unless he or she: The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is the basic governing document of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ...

  • is capable of reading and writing in either Spanish or English;
  • is a citizen of the United States and Puerto Rico;
  • has resided in Puerto Rico for at least two years immediately prior to the date of his election or appointment;
  • is over thirty years of age.

The Senate is currently composed of 17 members elected under the pro-statehood New Progressive Party (NPP), nine members elected under the pro-status quo Popular Democratic Party (PDP) and one member elected under the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP). The majority delegation has been split since May 2005 among members committed to the current Senate leadership and those who would replace the Senate president with defeated 2004 NPP gubernatorial candidate Pedro Rosselló. As a result of the split, only seven senators, five loyal to the current leadership, and two supporting Rossello, chair all Senate committees. Current leadership is as follows: The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Senator Kenneth D. McClintock-President of the Senate Senator Orlando Parga-Vice President of the Senate Senator Jorge De Castro-Font-Chairman, Senate Rules Committee Senator Margarita Nolasco-Acting Senate Majority Leader Senator Carlos Pagán-Acting Senate Majority Whip Senator Jose Luis Dalmau-Senate PDP Minority Leader Senator Sila Mari González-Senate Minority Whip Senator Maria de Lourdes Santiago-Senate PIP Minority Leader Manuel A. Torres-Secretary of the Senate Carlos Fajardo-Sargeant-At-Arms of the Senate


The Office of Legislative Services (www.oslpr.org) is headed by attorney Francisco Domenech, while engineer Nelida Santiago currently serves as Superintendent of the Capitol.


Latest election

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Summary of the 2 November 2004 Puerto Rico Senate election results
Parties District
Votes
District
%
District
Seats
At Large
Votes
At Large
%
At Large
Seats
Total
New Progressive Party (Partido Nuevo Progresista) 1,845,204 48.6 11 845,228 44.3 6 17
Popular Democratic Party (Partido Popular Democrático) 1,768,374 46.6 5 767,626 40.3 4 9
Puerto Rican Independence Party (Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño) 160,632 4.2 0 178,541 9.4 1 1
Independence Movement of the Eastern Region (Movimiento Independiente Region Este) 2,936 0.1 0 - - - -
Independent - - - 97,673 5.1 0 -
Others 826 0.0 0 297 0.0 0 -
Total (turnout 81.7 %) 3,777,972 100.0 16 1,889,365 100.0 11 27
Blank and Null Votes 17,245 0.4 - 17,245 0.7 - -
Total votes cast 3,795,217 - - 1,906,610 - - -
Source: ((Spanish)) Elections Puerto Rico

November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico —or Partido Nuevo Progresista de Puerto Rico (PNP) in Spanish— is a political party that campaigns for Puerto Rico to become a state of the United States. ... The Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico —or Partido Popular Democrático de Puerto Rico (PPD) in Spanish— is a political party that stands for Puerto Rico to be a free associated state of the United States, which is also known as a commonwealth status. ... The Puerto Rican Independence Party (Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño (PIP) in Spanish) is a Puerto Rican political party that campaigns for the independence of Puerto Rico from the United States. ...

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Wikipedia: Puerto Rico (1005 words)
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is an archipelago in the eastern Caribbean of autonomous politics, in free association with the United States.
Puerto Rico is part of the Greater Antilles, located to the east of the Dominican Republic and to the west of the Lesser Antilles.
Under this constitution, Puerto Rico is a commonwealth freely associated with the United States and is permitted a high degree of autonomy.
Senate of Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (455 words)
The Senate of Puerto Rico is the upper house of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, smaller than the House of Representatives.
The Senate, its members and staff are housed in the eastern half of the Capitol Building, the Rafael Martinez-Nadal Senate Annex Building, the Luis Muñoz-Marin Office Building, the Antonio R. Barcelo Building, the Luis A. Ferre Building and the Ramon Mellado-Parsons Office Building.
Article III of the Constitution of Puerto Rico states that no person can be a member of the Senate unless he or she:
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