Charter of Saint Petersburg

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Charter of Saint Petersburg (Russian: Устав Санкт-Петербурга) is the basic law of the federal city of Saint Petersburg. It was adopted by the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg, the city's unicameral parliament, on January 14, 1998.

History[edit]

Charter of Saint Petersburg was developed and adopted by deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the first convocation (1994-1998). The document was adopted in the second vote by qualified majority in the minimum number of votes - 34 of 50 ( 8 votes against and 3 abstentions).[1] Since the Charter in this edition significantly infringe upon the authority of the Governor of St. Petersburg and gave a certain imbalance in favor of the legislative branch power,[2] the then Governor Vladimir Yakovlev, refused to sign it, which led to a serious political crisis. As a result of negotiation and compromise is January 28, 1998 has adopted a package of amendments in favor of the executive.[1]

Structure[edit]

St. Petersburg Charter consists of a preamble and 12 chapters:[3]

  • Chapter I. General Provisions
  • Chapter II. Competences of St. Petersburg
  • Chapter III. Basics territorial system of St. Petersburg
  • Chapter IV. Fundamentals of organization of the government of St. Petersburg
  • Chapter V. The Legislature St. Petersburg
  • Chapter VI. Administration of St. Petersburg
  • Chapter VII. The judiciary St. Petersburg
  • Chapter VIII. Interaction authorities of St. Petersburg
  • Chapter IX. Basis of local government in St. Petersburg
  • Chapter X. The participation of residents of St. Petersburg in the exercise of power
  • Chapter XI. Ownership of St. Petersburg
  • Chapter XII. Final and transitional provisions

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Татьяна Драбкина. "Политический кризис в связи с принятием устава Санкт-Петербурга // Политический мониторинг. 1998. № 1.". Политический мониторинг. Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  2. ^ Зиновьев А. В. "Устав Санкт-Петербурга: Политико-правовой анализ // Правоведение. 1998. № 3. - С. 36-40.". Юридическая Россия. Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Устав Санкт-Петербурга (с изменениями и дополнениями)". Сайт Конституции РФ. Archived from the original on 2012-05-18. Retrieved 2012-01-06.