President of the Senate, what he does: functions and duties


In the event that the President of the Republic is unable to carry out his functions, because he is away from the country or for other reasons, the second office of the State assumes his functions. Here is what its duties are

The President of the Senate is elected by the senators with an absolute majority in the first two ballots. This means that he is elected when he gets half plus one of the votes of those entitled. From the third ballot it is instead sufficient that the majority of half plus one of those present in the classroom be expressed. In the event of a tie, the eldest is elected.

Because it is the second position of the state

In the event that the President of the Republic is unable to carry out his functions, because he is away from the country or for other reasons, the President of the Senate, as the second office of the state, assumes his functions. The cuirassiers, security officers of the President of the Republic, move to Palazzo Giustinani, the residence of the President of the Senate, and a flag with the insignia of the Republic is placed in his studio. In this case he assumes all the powers of the President of the Republic, including that of dissolving the Chambers.

Functions in Parliament

The President of the Senate is heard, like the President of the Chamber of Deputies, by the President of the Republic before dissolving the Chambers, or even just one of them (Article 88 of the Constitution). He also represents the Senate and regulates the activity of all its organs. He is the one who directs and moderates the discussions, poses questions, establishes the order of voting and proclaims the result. Finally, he has the necessary powers to maintain order and ensure, on the basis of the internal regulations, the smooth running of the works.



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