Duma (Soravia)

Duma

Дума (Soravian)
9th Duma
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Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
History
FoundedApril 19, 1983 (1983-04-19)
Preceded byState Convention
Leadership
Yevhen Blyznyuk, Patriots' Front
since May 15, 2010
Structure
Seats500
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Political groups
Government (413):

Opposition (87):

Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
May 9, 2020
Next election
May 2025
Meeting place
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Duma Building, 1–3 Novi Laskuv Street, Samistopol
Website
www.duma.sr

The Duma (Soravian: Дума; Duma), officially the Duma of the Soravian Republic (Soravian: Дума Зоравіижскоиі Республіки; Duma Zoraviysʹkoyi Respubliky) is the lower house of the State Assembly of the Soravian Republic, the bicameral legislature of the Soravian Republic. The Duma holds most domestic legislative power within Soravia, including the power to draft and enact laws, delagate provinces and territories, impeach presidents and declare war, among several other significant actions. It contains 500 seats, five times more than its upper house counterpart, the Voynaskul. Sava Tokar paved the way for the establishment of the Duma and a bicameral legislature during his interim presidency, and at the election of Vasil Bodnar in 1983, succeeded its predecessor the State Convention in full legal capacity.

Elections for the Duma are scheduled every five years. The Duma Building is located on Novi Laksuv Street in western Samistopol. The largest party in the Duma is the Patriots' Front by a significant margin, with 413 of the 500 seats, 82.6% of the available seats.

History

List of Duma conventions

Duma Convention date Election President
1st April 19, 1983 – September 8, 1989 1983 Vasil Bodnar
2nd September 8, 1989 – May 11, 1994 1989 Ivan Lecsko
3rd May 11, 1994 – May 6, 1999 1994
4th May 6, 1999 – May 11, 2004 1999 Samuel Czenko
5th May 11, 2004 – May 7, 2009 2004 Mergen Baynev
6th May 7, 2009 – May 15, 2010 2009
7th May 15, 2010 – May 8, 2015 2010 Samuel Czenko
8th May 8, 2015 – May 9, 2020 2015
9th May 9, 2020 – 2020 Valentina Goga

Speakers of the Duma

Composition

413 27 8 44
Patriots' Front SPZ MZ Independent