President of the Senate

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The President of the Senate is the title often given to the presiding officer, or chairman, of a senate.

In many countries, the Senate Presidency is a largely symbolic position. In countries with a presidential system of government it is often bestowed on the Vice President. In nations without a Vice President the Senate President is often a very high-ranking figure in the order of presidential succession.

In the United States the Vice President is designated by the Constitution as the President of the Senate.

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