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Senate of France

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NameSenate of France
Native NameSénat
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Session RoomHemicycle Senat France.jpg
House TypeUpper house
Leader1 TypePrésident
Leader1Gérard Larcher
Election11 October 2008
Members343 in 2010
Structure1Sénat français en 2008.png
Structure1 Res230px
Political Groups1Union for a Popular Movement (151)
Socialist (115)
Centrist union (29)
Communist, republican, citizen and of the senators of the Left party (24)
European Democratic and Social Rally (17)
Non-Attached Members (7)
Voting System1Indirect election
Last Election121 September 2008
Next Election125 September 2011
Meeting PlaceLuxembourg Palace, Paris

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The Senate ( ) is the upper house of the Parliament of France, presided over by a president.

The Senate enjoys less prominence than the lower house, the directly elected National Assembly; debates in the Senate tend to be less tense and generally enjoy less media coverage.

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