- Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg
The Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg ( _ru. Законода́тельное собра́ние Санкт-Петербу́рга, ЗакС) is the legislative power body of
Saint Petersburg, a federal subject of Russia, which has existed since 1994 and succeeded the Leningrad Council of People Deputies ("Lensovet"). It is located in a historic building, Mariinsky Palace.
According to the new federal legislation, since 2005 the governor of Saint Petersburg (as well as heads of other
federal subjects of Russia) is proposed by the President of Russiaand approved by the regional legislature. On December 20, 2006, incumbent Valentina Matviyenkowas approved governor with forty votes in favor and three votes against ( Mikhail Amosov, Natalya Yevdokimova, and Sergey Gulyayevof the Democratic faction representing Yabloko[http://zaks.ru/a0/ru/archive/view.thtml?i=26086&p=0] [http://www.kadis.ru/daily/index.html?id=33407] [http://yabloko.ru/Publ/2006/2006_12/051220_kasp_vishn.html] ).
The Assembly consists of fifty seats and is elected for a four-year term. The first three convocations were formed by a single-member district
plurality voting systemwith at least 20% participation required (except for the 1994 elections with their changing participation threshold), two-round for the first and second convocations and single-round for the third one. On March 11, 2007, the fourth elections were held using a party-list proportional representationsystem with a 7-percent election thresholdand no required threshold of participation for the first time according to the new city law accepted by the third convocation of the assembly in 2006 [http://www.assembly.spb.ru/manage/page?tid=633200065] and new federal legislation.
March 20–21/ October 30/ November 20, 1994[http://www.assembly.spb.ru/manage/page?tid=633200006&page=2&nd=458200054]
December 6/ December 20, 1998
December 8, 2002
March 11, 2007.
Yury Kravtsov( January 5, 1995– April 2, 1998, 1st convocation, dismissed ahead of schedule)
Sergey Mironov( April 2, 1998–1999, 1st convocation, acting)
Viktor Novosyolov(1999, 2nd convocation, acting, assassinated on October 20, 1999)
* Sergey Tarasov (
June 7, 2000– January 15, 2003, 2nd convocation)
Vadim Tyulpanov(since January 15, 2003, 3rd and 4th convocations)
Representative to the Federation Council of Russia
Initially it was the the speaker of the Assembly who served as member of the
Federation Council of Russiarepresenting the legislative power body of this federal subject. However, in 2000 the federal legislation changed and the duties were delegated to a separate person to be elected by the regional legislature (not necessarily among its members). Since June 13, 2001, Sergey Mironovhas occupied this position.
* [http://www.assembly.spb.ru/manage/page?tid=633200033 List of deputies by district and convocation]
* [http://www.assembly.spb.ru Official website of the Legislative Assembly] ru icon
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