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# What fraction of the senate is up for election every two years?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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12y ago

It is said to be only a third of them -33 to 34- expire every two years, that is why the Senate is also called a continuous body, because all its seats are never up for election at the same time.

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The anwser is 1/3

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