General Council of Bucharest

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General Council of the Municipality of Bucharest
Romanian: Consiliul General al Municipiului Bucureşti
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Deputy Mayor
Dan Darabont, USL
since June 2012
Deputy Mayor
Marcel Nicolaescu, USL
since June 2012
Structure
Seats 55
General Council political groups
     USL (37)
     PD-L (11)
     PPDD (7)
Elections
General Council voting system
Closed party list
General Council last election
10 June 2012
Meeting place
The General City Hall of Bucharest
Website
http://www.pmb.ro/

The General Council of Bucharest (Consiliul General al Municipiului Bucureşti in Romanian; Consiliul Popular al Municipiului Bucureşti from 1968 to 1989) is the legislative body of the Municipality of Bucharest, and is made up of 55 councillors elected every four years. Together with the Mayor of Bucharest and the Vice-Mayor, the General Council makes up the General City Hall of Bucharest, which is responsible for city-wide affairs, such as the water system, the transport system and the main boulevards. Bucharest is also divided into six sectors, each of which has their own 27-seat Sectorial Council and Mayor, and is responsible for local area affairs, such as secondary streets, parks, schools and the cleaning services.

As of 2012, the General Council is made up of the following party composition. The Social Liberal Union forms the current government on the Council, holding 67.3% of the seats. The alliance supports the current Mayor of Bucharest, the independent Sorin Oprescu.

    Party Seats Current Council
  Social Liberal Union 37                                                                          
  Democratic Liberal Party 11                                                                          
  People's Party – Dan Diaconescu 7