5th State Duma

The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation the 5th convocation (Russian: Государственная Дума Федерального Собрания Российской Федерации V созыва) is the former convocation of the legislative branch of the State Duma, Lower House of the Russian Parliament. The 5th convocation meets at the State Duma building in Moscow, worked from December 2, 2007 to December 21, 2011.

State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
of the 5th convocation
4th State Duma 6th State Duma
Building of Council of Labor and Defense, Moscow.jpg
State Duma Building in 2008
Overview
Meeting placeState Duma Building
Moscow, street Okhotny Ryad, 1
Term2 December 2007 (2007-12-02) – 21 December 2011 (2011-12-21)
Election2 December 2007
GovernmentZubkov Government
Putin Second Government
WebsiteState Duma
Members
450 / 450
ChairmanBoris Gryzlov
(from United Russia)
First DeputyOleg Morozov (from United Russia)
Deputy
Party controlUnited Russia

The 5th State Duma's composition was based upon the results of the 2007 parliamentary election. Of the eleven parties participating in the elections, only four were able to overcome the 7% election threshold to gain representation based upon the proportional representation system.

LeadershipEdit

 
Boris Gryzlov is the Chairman of the 5th State Duma

On December 24, 2007, the parliament re-elected Boris Gryzlov from the United Russia as the Chairman of the State Duma.[1]

At the same time, according to tradition, until the election of the Chairman of the State Duma, the meeting carried the oldest members of the State Duma – 77 year-old of Zhores Alferov (from Communist Party).

Office MP Period Parliamentary affiliation
Chairman Boris Gryzlov December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 United Russia
First Deputy Chairman[2] Oleg Morozov December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 United Russia
Deputy Chairman Lyubov Sliska December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 United Russia
Svetlana Zhurova December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 United Russia
Vyacheslav Volodin December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 United Russia
Yuri Volkov December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 United Russia
Valery Yazev December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 United Russia
Nadezhda Gerasimova December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 United Russia
Ivan Melnikov December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 Communist Party
Alexander Babakov December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 A Just Russia
Vladimir Zhirinovsky December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 Liberal Democratic Party
Faction leaders Boris Gryzlov December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 United Russia
Gennady Zuganov December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Igor Lebedev December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
Sergey Mironov December 24, 2007 – December 21, 2011 A Just Russia

FactionsEdit

 
Location of parliamentary factions in the 5th State Duma:
  United Russia (315)
  A Just Russia (38)
Faction Seats
United Russia 315
Communist Party of the Russian Federation 57
Liberal Democratic Party of Russia 40
A Just Russia 38

Major legislationEdit

 
Vladimir Putin during his appointment as Prime Minister.

CommitteesEdit

In the State Duma of the 5th convocation operated 33 Committees.

  • Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building
  • Committee on Civil, Criminal, Arbitration and Procedural Law
  • Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Committee of Labour and Social Policy
  • Budget and Tax Committee
  • Financial Market Committee
  • Committee on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship
  • Committee on Property Issues
  • Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications
  • Committee on Energy
  • Committee on Transport
  • Land Relations Committee and construction
  • Industry Committee
  • Committee on Science and High Technology
  • Education Committee
  • Committee on Culture
  • Physical Culture and Sports Committee
  • Youth Committee
  • Health Protection Committee
  • Committee on Women, Family and Children
  • Committee on Agrarian Issues
  • Defence Committee
  • Safety Committee
  • Committee on International Affairs
  • Committee on Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs and Relations with Compatriots
  • Committee on Rules and Organization of the State Duma
  • Committee on the problems of the North and Far East
  • Committee on Federation Affairs and Regional Policy
  • Committee on Local Government
  • The Environmental Committee
  • Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Committee on Public Associations and Religious Organizations
  • Committee for Nationalities

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The re-election of the Speaker of the State Duma Boris Gryzlov". Archived from the original on 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  2. ^ State Duma has selected the vice-speakers
  3. ^ Putin appointed Prime Minister
  4. ^ Duma finally approved the amendments to the Constitution