Danubian Federal Council
Donau Bundesrat
37th Danubian Congress
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Type Upper House
President of the Danubian Federation Francesco de Palma, Constitutional Union
since 1885
Members 60
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Political groups Government

Opposition Parties

Other Parties

Meeting place

The Danubian Federal Council is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the Danubian Federation, and together with the Danubian Federal Assembly makes up the Danubian Federal Congress. First convened in 1884, the composition and powers of the Senate are established in Part 4 of the Constitution of the Danubian Federation Each Danubian state is represented by two senators, regardless of population, who serve staggered six-year terms. The chamber of the Danubian Federation is located in the north wing of the Hofburg, in Vienna, Austria, the national capital. The Assembly convenes in the south wing of the same building.

The Council has several exclusive powers not granted to the House, including consenting to treaties as a precondition to their ratification and consenting to or confirming appointments of Cabinet secretaries, federal judges, other federal executive officials, military officers, regulatory officials, ambassadors, and other federal uniformed officers, as well as trial of federal officials impeached by the Assembly. The Council is both a more deliberative and more prestigious body than the Assembly, which historically led to a more collegial and less partisan atmosphere.