After a great inquiry held in 1892 by a senatorial committee a reaction was produced in France against this excessive assimilation.
Senators are elected for a term of four years, one from each of fifty senatorial districts, the term of one-half expiring every two years.
years next before election and inhabitants of the senatorial districts from which each is elected for one year next before election; representatives must be at least 21 years old and must have lived in the state three years and in the district from which elected one year next before election.
In 27 B.C. Asia was made a senatorial province under a pro-consul.