Senate vote

Senate vote

Senate vote

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Senators are political representatives in the Senate, which is the upper house of the Legislature of Pakistan. They discuss proposed laws and vote on them like other representatives do, but Senators may have different powers than those in the National Assembly of Pakistan. The way they are chosen is also different: (Source: senate.gov.pk)

en.wikipedia.org)[ɛːʋɑːn-e bɑːlɑ ˌpɑːkɪst̪ɑːn], literally "Pakistan upper house") is the upper legislative chamber of the bicameral legislature of Pakistan, and together with the National Assembly makes up the Parliament. (Source:

Under Article 50 of the Constitution, the Majlis-i-Shoora (Parliament) of Pakistan consists of the President and two Houses to be known respectively as the National Assembly and the Senate. The President is elected by members of both Houses of the Parliament and the Provincial Assemblies. The President may be removed from office or impeached through a resolution, passed by not less than two-thirds of the total membership of the Parliament in a joint sitting of the two Houses, convened for the purpose. In the event that the office of the President becomes vacant, the Chairman of the Senate acts as President till such time that the position may be filled through a by election. This also occurs when the President, by reason of absence or any other incapacity, is unable to effectively exercise their office. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Pakistan held indirect elections on March 3 for the Senate, its upper house of Parliament, which is elected by sitting legislators in the National Assembly (the lower house of Parliament) and each of the provincial assemblies. Given the typically party-line vote, Pakistani Senate elections tend to be mundane affairs, with the results often preordained. However, in last week’s elections the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, despite having a numerical majority in the national and provincial assemblies, failed to forestall defections among some lawmakers and in doing so failed to take control of the Senate from the opposition. (Source: www.usip.org Party position after the Senate election held in 2018 and in 2021, as given in the table below, shows a major shift in the strength of some of political parties in the Upper House: (Source:pakvoter.org))

Despite the 11-party opposition alliance having a majority in the Upper House, Pakistan's ruling party candidate was re-elected as Senate chairman on Friday in a narrow margin. (Source: www.aa.com.tr)

The opposition alliance, Pakistan Democratic Alliance (PDM) joint candidate and former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, could get 42 votes despite having a majority in the 100-member Upper House. (Source: www.aa.com.tr)

www.aa.com.tr www.aa.com.tr))With the equal distribution of votes among the four provinces in the country, the senate elections are held after every three years by secret ballot in the National Assembly or lower house, and then the upper house elects the chairman and the deputy chairman. Senate member is elected for six "I am thankful to Prime Minister Imran Khan and to all members of the Senate who elected me again as chairman of this house," Sanjrani said after taking an oath. (Source:years. (Source:

The 69-30 vote was bipartisan, following weeks of talks that included the White House and a group of Democratic and Republican negotiators. Nineteen Republicans joined the Democratic caucus to pass the legislation. (Source: www.npr.org)




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