A Senate was a deliberative body composed of senators, usually associated with legislative functions, although it could also have held executive or judicial powers of varying degrees. There have been several notable senates.
Canon[edit | edit source]
- The Galactic Senate was the legislative body of the Galactic Republic. It stood for over 1,000 years, and was led by the Supreme Chancellor and the Vice Chair. It was headquartered on the capital planet of Coruscant.
- The Separatist Senate was the legislative body for the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars, and was headquartered on the Separatists' capital planet of Raxus Secundus.
- The Galactic Senate of the New Republic was modeled after the Old Republic's legislative body. It was led by the Chancellor, and was headquartered on the New Republic's capital planet, which rotated every few years.
Legends[edit | edit source]
- The Galactic Senate, later renamed the Imperial Senate, was the most famous, powerful, and long-lasting senate in the galaxy. It existed for 25,000 years, from the establishment of the Galactic Republic to its dissolution under Emperor Palpatine.
- Its successor was the New Republic Senate.
- The Galactic Alliance also established its own Senate
- Separatist Parliament, also known as the Separatist Senate or the Separatist Congress
- The Bakuran Senate ruled the planet Bakura.
- Ylesian Senate
- Rhommamoolian Senate
- Chiss Senate
- Tapani Senate
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