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Legislative Branch

Legislative Branch

Senate:
Consisted of former magistrates,
ex-consuls, -praetors, and -questors, this was the most powerful portion of the Roman Republic. They were also the only branch who was able to develop a consistent long-term policy. They took into consideration all public matters, but their focus was on foreign policy and financial administration.


Assembly of Centuries:
A group which declared war and peace, and
elected the magistrates or public officials who oversaw the daily affairs of government.


Assembly of Tribes:
35 tribes, 4 elected 10 officials called tribunes. They could veto any acts they felt were contrary to the public interest.

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