The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores) is the upper house of the Congress. There are 20 Senators in the house.
Bills that have been approved by the House of Representatives are brought to the Senate, where they are debated and voted upon. Bills which are met with a majority of support in the Senate are passed to the President for their approval, although this is largely a formality.
The last elections to elect members of the Senate took place in the General election, 2010. The Social Democratic Party won 9 seats, but this was not enough for an overall majority, so they formed a coalition with the Green Party's four senators. The Conservative Centrist Party form the main opposition, with 8 seats.
|Social Democratic Party||9|
|Conservative Centrist Party||8|
|Christian Democratic Party||1|