The House of Representatives is equivalent to the British House of Commons. The Senate is the counterpart of the House of Lords. It was one of the new features of the 1963 Constitution which was retained in the 1981 Constitution.
The Senate comprises twelve members and one President. The President presides over the meetings of the Senate and is elected from among the membership or nominated from outside the Senate. Each member is appointed by the governor General with the advice of different persons and/or organization as follows:
Besides debating and confirming Bills passed by the House of Representatives, the Senate has other functions including:
Members of the Senate
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