His Majesty's Senate (Pacífica)

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His Majesty's Senate
43rd
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
David Lockmeade (SD)
Since November 1st, 2016
Alan Turner (SD)
Since November 1st, 2016
Maria Gonzales (SD)
Since November 1st, 2012
Jason SchultzC
Since November 1st, 2012
Structure
Seats 66
HMSenate (2016).svg
Political groups

HM's Government (34)

  Labor: 2

HM's Most Loyal Opposition (32)

  Conservative: 32
Committees 10 committees
Elections
Plurality voting
Last election
2016
Next election
2020

His Majesty's Senate or simply referred to as the Senate is the upper house of His Majesty's Parliament, the national legislature for the Kingdom of Pacífica, with the lower house being the House of Deputies of Pacífica. His Majesty's Senate, along with the House of Deputies, convene in the Pacífican Parliament Building in Dayton, the capital of the country.

The Senate consists of 66 members, with each member representing a federal state. Members of His Majesty's Senate are known as Senators or sometimes Federal Senators and are directly elected by the populace of the state they represent. In the current session of the Senate, the Social Democratic and Labor coalition holds a slight majority over the Conservative Party, with 34 senators, while the Conservatives have 32.

Membership[edit | edit source]

Candidate Qualifications[edit | edit source]

To be a member of His Majesty's Senate, a candidate must be a Pacífican citizen and a registered voter. A candidate must also be over the age of 30, a current resident of the state the candidate wishes to represent, and a clean criminal background. According to the Candidate Qualifications Revision Act of 1888, candidates must also have a five-year residency in the state they wish to represent and must also register with the Pacífican Electoral Commision before running.

Current Session[edit | edit source]

Composition[edit | edit source]

Parties Senators Coalition
     Social Democratic Party 32 In government
     Conservative Party 32 Opposition
     Labor Party 2 In government
Total 66

Leadership[edit | edit source]

The presiding officer of His Majesty's Senate is officially the Deputy Minister of Pacífica, but in most cases, the Deputy Minister appoints a President Pro Tempore to fulfill his or her duties. Usually, the oldest or most experienced Senator becomes the President Pro Tempore. The President Pro Tempore acts like the Speaker of the House. The job of the President Pro Tempore is to present proposed legislation, moderate floor debates, and announcing the results of a vote. The President Pro Tempore is the third in line in the Prime Minister Line of Succession, right behind the Speaker of the House.

The Senate Majority Leader is the leader of the majority party or coalition in the Senate. The Senate Majority Leader is elected by the members of the majority party or coalition. The Senate Majority Leader is the second most powerful position in the Senate, right behind the President Pro Tempore. The Senate Majority Leader provides assistances to fellow Senators (of the same party), works to promote the majority party or coalition's agenda in the Senate, and if the Prime Minister is apart of the same party or coalition, the Senate Majority Leader works with the Prime Minister to help promote his or her legislative agenda in the Senate. The Senate Majority Leader can also appoint whips, who act as deputies.

The Senate Minority Leader is the leader of the minority party or coalition in the Senate. The Senate Minority Leader is elected by the members of the majority party or coalition. The Senate Minority Leader is the third most powerful position in the Senate, right behind the Senate Majority Leader. The Senat Minority leader, like the Senate Majority Leader, provides assistances to fellow Senators (of the same party), works to promote the majority party or coalition's agenda in the Senate, and if the Prime Minister is apart of the same party or coalition, the Senate Minority Leader works with the Prime Minister to help promote his or her legislative agenda in the Senate. The Senate Minority Leader, like the Majority Leader, can also appoint whips, who act as deputies.

Committees[edit | edit source]

Major Committees[edit | edit source]