In open, democratic societies, a senator is nominated and elected for parliament as a representative of the people, who defends and promotes their interests. His/her role is essential to the influential mission of checking, certifying and balancing the propositions and amendments made by the Deputies’ Chamber – the lower chamber of Parliament.
What it’s like:
- Takes part in meetings and congresses, debates over the creation or update of laws and regulations and votes for or against certain political measures or motions
- Involved in legislative projects of trans-national extent (such as treaties or economic agreements and partnerships between countries)
- Raises issues and makes legislative proposals, reports and stipulations in plenum (in front of the whole Senate assembly) and in specific commissions, according to his/her professional background
- Obey procedures regarding speeches, voting and promulgation of legislative initiatives