Sevastopol City Council

The Sevastopol City Council (Russian: Севастопольский городской совет, Ukrainian: Севастопольська міська рада, Crimean Tatar: Aqyar şeer şurası) was the unicameral legislature of the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol. The Council was composed by 76 members. Following the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea the City Council was de facto dissolved and replaced by Legislative Assembly of Sevastopol.

Sevastopol City Council
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Type
Type
History
FoundedMarch 27, 1917; 104 years ago (1917-03-27)
Structure
Seats76
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Political groups
Elections
Last election
October 30, 2010; 10 years ago (2010-10-30)

BackgroundEdit

On the basis of the Law of Ukraine "On the representative of the President of Ukraine", the Decree of the President of Ukraine on April 14, 1992 "On the situation of the local public administration" and the disposal of the President of Ukraine in Sevastopol number 9 from April 24, 1992 the Sevastopol city state administration was created, which superseded the Executive Committee of the Sevastopol City Council. In June 1994, the first direct election of the chairman of the City Council was held in Sevastopol.

On August 2, 1995 pursuant to paragraph 1 of the Decree of the President of Ukraine № 640/95 of July 24, 1995 "On regional, Kyiv and Sevastopol city and of districts in the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol state administrations" formed the Sevastopol City State Administration. In September 1998, by the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, Sevastopol was denied a direct vote to elect the chairman of the Council due to the lack of a law on the status of Sevastopol. For this reason, the chairman of the City Council was subsequently elected by the deputies of the City Council.

Following the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea, the City Council was proclaimed to have been dissolved by the Russian authorities and replaced by Legislative Assembly of Sevastopol, although the Council still operates de jure as the city's parliament in Ukraine.

CompositionEdit

Political party Seats Percent
Party of Regions 50 65.79%
Communist Party of Ukraine 7 9.21%
Russian Unity 7 9.21%
People's Party 3 3.95%
Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine 3 3.95%
Strong Ukraine 3 3.95%
non-affiliated 3 3.95%
Total 76 100%

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