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What is an elected second chamber? What's the most easiest explanation or definition?

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Also what are the arguments in favour or against an elected second chamber and examples.
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On Second Chambers (without 'elected' prefix)

[Second Chamber is] the house in a bicameral legislature that is inferior in status and powers on the ground of constitutional prescription, of custom, or of the locus of responsibility of the ministry, is often orig. designed as a check on the other house, and is often constituted on a different basis (as heredity) from election.

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dicti...cond%20chamber

Pros:
- More 'checks and balances' lead to less power to one institution.
- Extra check improves quality of laws. Flaws are more likely to be noticed and corrected.

Cons:
- Extra chamber -> longer duration of legislative process -> slower reaction time of government to changes in society.
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A second chamber would imply that it is one of the chambers in the legislative branch of government.

An elected second chamber means all the members of the chamber have won elections in their constituencies (areas/states etc.) and thus have been voted in by the general public (you and i)

An elected chamber is more likely to be representative of the people. (In theory anyway, but if you look at the UK's first past the post system significant minorities can be left out)
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