Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg


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 Russia and approved by the regional legislature. On December 20, 2006, incumbent Valentina Matviyenko was approved governor with forty votes in favor and three votes against (Mikhail Amosov, Natalya Yevdokimova, and Sergey Gulyayev of 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] ).

Election

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 system with 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 representation system with a 7-percent election threshold and 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.

:Elections:
*1st convocation: March 2021/October 30/November 20, 1994 [http://www.assembly.spb.ru/manage/page?tid=633200006&page=2&nd=458200054]
*2nd convocation: December 6/December 20, 1998
*3rd convocation: December 8, 2002
*4th convocation: March 11, 2007.

Speaker

* Yury Kravtsov (January 5, 1995April 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, 2000January 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 Russia representing 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 Mironov has occupied this position.

Members

* [http://www.assembly.spb.ru/manage/page?tid=633200033 List of deputies by district and convocation]

External links

* [http://www.assembly.spb.ru Official website of the Legislative Assembly] ru icon


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