President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago

The President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago is generally elected from the government benches. He or she chairs debates in the chamber of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago and stands in for the country's president during periods of absence or illness (Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago, section 27).[2] A Vice-President of the Senate is also elected from among the senators. The current President of the Senate is Senator Christine Kangaloo.[3]

President of the Senate

Incumbent
Christine Kangaloo

since 23 September 2015
StyleThe Honourable (formal)
Madam President (informal)
AppointerMembers of the Senate
Term lengthDuring the life of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago (five years maximum)
Inaugural holderJ. Hamilton Maurice (1961-1971)
Formation29 December 1961
DeputyVice President of the Senate
SalaryTT$29,590 (per month) (President)
TT$18,280 (per month) (Vice President)[1]
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