The President of the Senate sits in the middle of the Presidentís bench. He is elected by all the senators from among their number. The President maintains order in the meeting, ensures compliance with the rules of procedure, raises issues and puts them to the vote, announces the results of votes and elections, pronounces the decisions of the Senate, speaks on behalf of the Senate and ensures the internal and external security of the Senate.

To the right of the President sits the Secretary General, the highest-ranking official of the Senate. He assists the President during the session and handles the administrative follow-up of the legislative work.


the President's bench