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House of Councillors

 

(Sangi-in), the name of the upper house of the diet of Japan. It is composed of 252 deputies; 152 deputies are elected under the majority system from 46 prefectural constituencies, and 100 are elected from the nation at large, which functions in this case as a kind of national election district. One-half of the membership is elected every three years.

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Sources close to Al Massae reported that the coalition has been striving to summon the coalition parties' affiliates in the house of councilors to counter the opposition' ventures to pass the tax on wealthy.
Ramach the NULM representative in the house of councilors has been criticized for standing against the government during the vote in the finance committee meeting.
During the meeting, the two sides covered means of enhancing relations in a number of fields and exchange of visits and expertise between the State Council in the Sultanate and the House of Councilors in the Kingdom of Morocco.
Mohamed Al-Sheikh Biadillah, President of the House of Councilors in the sisterly Kingdom of Morocco and his accompanying delegation arrived here today on an official several-day visit to the Sultanate during which he will meet with a number of senior state officials.
Mohamed Al Sheikh Biadillah, President of the House of Councilors in the Kingdom of Morocco and his accompanying delegation within the framework of his current official visit to the Sultanate as per invitation of the State Council.
Mohamed Al Sheikh Biadillah, President of the House of Councilors in the sisterly Kingdom of Morocco, who is currently visiting the Sultanate.