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THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE LENINGRAD REGION
The Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad region is the standing legislative (representative) authority of the Leningrad region, which is a subject of the Russian Federation.
The Legislative Assembly is independent in realizing its functions and powers, which are given to it by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Federal legislation, the Charter of the Leningrad region, and regional laws.
The Legislative Assembly is a legal entity.
The acts of the Legislative Assembly that were passed within its competence are obligatory to execution for all the officials, government authorities, local authorities, organizations, and citizens of the Leningrad region. The Charter of the Leningrad region, p.31.
The work of the Legislative Assembly is based on the principles listed below:
Separation of legislative, executive and judicial powers;
Collective and open discussion and decision making on current issues;
Wide citizen involvement in the development and decision making process; respect of public opinion;
Responsibility and accountability to the voters;
Division of jurisdiction subjects between the Federal legislative authorities, the Legislative Assembly, and local municipal authorities.
Regulations of the Leningrad Region Legislative Assembly, Article 3.
Third Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region
50 deputies were elected on December 16, 2001. Deputies are elected to the Legislative assembly for a term of 5 years.
The Legislative assembly of the Leningrad Region is a permanent supreme legislative (representative) body of the Government of the Leningrad Region.
The Deputies of the Legislative Assembly are elected by the citizens of the Russian Federation that live constantly or primarily on the territory of the Leningrad Region and enjoy active suffrage on the basis of federal law. Any citizen of the Russian Federation 21 years of age or older enjoys passive suffrage according to federal law, the Charter of Leningrad region and regional laws and subsequently may be elected Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region.
The Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region consists of fifty deputies. The number of the Deputies working in the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region on a professional basis and permanently is determined independently by the Legislative Assembly.
The term of appointment of deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region is five years. The specified term begins from the date of voting and expires on the day of general election of Deputies to the Legislative Assembly.
The Legislative Assembly is considered to be legitimate if no less than two-thirds of the required number of Deputies have been elected to the Assembly.
For the most current information regarding the composition, work, and committees of the Leningrad Regional Legislature, please contact the Legislature Press Office.