The Spanish Senate
) is the upper house of the Cortes
's legislative branch
It has 259 members.
208 are directly elected by popular vote and the other 51 are appointed by the regional legislatures.
All senators serve four-year terms.
The last election was held on 12 March 2000. The results were as follows:
See also: Politics of Spain
- Seats by party - PP 127, PSOE 61, CiU 8, PNV 6, CC 5, PIL 1
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