7th State Duma

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State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
of the 7th convocation
6th State Duma 8th State Duma
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Building of the State Duma
Overview
Meeting place State Duma Building
1 Okhotny Ryad Street, Moscow
Term 5 October 2016 (2016-10-05) –
Election 18 September 2016
Website State Duma
Members
442 / 450
Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin
First Deputy Chairmen Alexander Zhukov
Ivan Melnikov
Deputy Chairmen
Party control United Russia (336)
Sessions
1st 5 October 2016 – 21 December 2016
2nd 11 January 2017 – 21 July 2017
3rd 29 August 2017 – 22 December 2017
4th 9 January 2018 – 27 July 2018

The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation (Russian: Государственная Дума Федерального Собрания Российской Федерации седьмого созыва) is the current convocation of the lower house of Russian parliament.

The composition of the 7th State Duma was based on the results of the 2016 parliamentary election. Elections were held using a mixed system: 225 deputies were elected on party lists and 225 — in single-member constituencies. Of the 14 parties participating in the elections, only four were able to overcome the required 5% electoral threshold. Two more parties and one independent candidate were able to enter the State Duma via single-mandate constituencies.

On 10 January 2018, during the first meeting of the fourth session, the Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin said that during the autumn session 2018 (from August to December) in the State Duma building will be renovated, and therefore, the session of the chamber will be held at a different location. Most likely the meetings will be held in the former Comecon building on New Arbat Avenue (which in 1994 was used for sessions of the 1st State Duma) or in the column hall of the House of the Unions.[1] In June 2018, it became known that the reconstruction will be postponed to the end of 2018 or 2019 because the architectural bureau involved in the reconstruction has fallen behind schedule.[2]

Leadership[edit]

The first meeting, according to tradition, was held by its eldest Deputies, 86-year-old Zhores Alferov (CPRF) and 79-year-old Valentina Tereshkova (UR).[3]

On 5 October 2016, Vyacheslav Volodin was elected Chairman of the State Duma.[4][5]

Office MP Period Parliamentary affiliation
Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin Since October 5, 2016 United Russia
First Deputy Chairmen Alexander Zhukov Since October 5, 2016 United Russia
Ivan Melnikov Since October 5, 2016 Communist Party
Deputy Chairmen Sergey Neverov Since October 5, 2016 United Russia
Irina Yarovaya Since October 5, 2016 United Russia
Pyotr Tolstoy Since October 5, 2016 United Russia
Vladimir Vasilyev October 5, 2016 — October 3, 2017 United Russia
Olga Timofeeva Since October 11, 2017 United Russia
Igor Lebedev Since October 5, 2016 Liberal Democratic Party
Olga Yepifanova Since October 5, 2016 A Just Russia
Faction leaders Vladimir Vasilyev October 5, 2016 — October 3, 2017 United Russia
Sergey Neverov Since October 9, 2017
Gennady Zyuganov Since October 5, 2016 Communist Party
Vladimir Zhirinovsky Since October 5, 2016 Liberal Democratic Party
Sergey Mironov Since October 5, 2016 A Just Russia

Election of Chairman[edit]

On 23 September 2016, President Vladimir Putin proposed that United Russia nominate Vyacheslav Volodin to the post of Chairman of the State Duma. The majority leader Vladimir Vasilyev said that the United Russia faction will support the candidacy of Volodin.[6][7] On 24 September, United Russia approved candidates for the posts of Chairman and Vice Chairmen of the State Duma.[8] The heads of the Liberal Democratic Party and A Just Russia factions also announced their support for Volodin.[9]

The Communist Party nominated Dmitry Novikov for the position of Chairman of the State Duma.[10]

Candidate Votes %
Vyacheslav Volodin (UR)[A 1] 404 89.8%
Dmitry Novikov (CPRF) 40 8.9%
Not voting 6 1.3%

Factions[edit]

Location of parliamentary factions in the 7th State Duma:
  United Russia (336)
  A Just Russia (23)
  Unaffiliated (2)
  Vacant (8)

After the election, four parliamentary factions formed. The largest fraction consists of 343 Deputies, consisting of 342 deputies from United Russia and one Independent Deputy. United Russia increased the number of their faction by more than 100 seats, thus obtaining a constitutional majority (2/3 of seats). In first time since 2007, two small parties were also able to pass in addition to the four major parties in the State Duma. Both parties have one Deputy, and they are not included in one of the factions. The Rodina party received representation in the State Duma, the first since 2003. Also in the State Duma was the party of Civic Platform, which participated in the elections for the first time.

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(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
United Russia[A 2] Communist Party Liberal Democratic Party A Just Russia Unaffiliated[A 3]
End of previous convocation 238 92 56 64 DNP 450 0
Seats won in 2016 election 343 42 39 23 3 450 0
October 5, 2016[11] 2 449 1
June 9, 2017[12] 342 448 2
June 17, 2017[13] 341 447 3
September 10, 2017[14] 342 40 449 1
October 3, 2017[15] 341 448 2
October 6, 2017[16] 340 447 3
January 17, 2018[17] 339 446 4
May 10, 2018[18] 338 445 5
June 13, 2018[19] 337 39 443 7
August 11, 2018[20] 336 442 8
Latest voting share 76.0% 9.5% 8.8% 5.2% 0.5% 98.2% 1.8%

Committees and Commissions[edit]

Committees[edit]

On September 26, 2016, fractions distributed positions of heads of committees.[21]

Committees Leader Party
On Constitutional Legislation
and State Building
Pavel Krasheninnikov United Russia
On Information Policy Leonid Levin A Just Russia
On Labour, Social Policy and Veterans' Affairs Yaroslav Nilov Liberal Democratic Party
On Budget and Tax Andrey Makarov United Russia
On Financial Market Anatoly Aksakov A Just Russia
On Industry, Economic Policy,
Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship
Sergey Zhigarev Liberal Democratic Party
On Energy Pavel Zavalny United Russia
On Transport and Construction Yevgeny Moskvichev United Russia
On Culture Stanislav Govorukhin
(until June 14, 2018)
United Russia
Yelena Yampolskaya
(since 25 July, 2018)
United Russia
On Defence Vladimir Shamanov United Russia
On Safety and Anti-Corruption Vasily Piskarev United Russia
On International Affairs Leonid Slutsky Liberal Democratic Party
On Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs,
Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots
Leonid Kalashnikov Communist Party
On the Federal Structure and Local Government Alexei Didenko Liberal Democratic Party
On Regional Policy and the problems
of the North and the Far East
Nikolai Kharitonov Communist Party
On Agrarian Issues Vladimir Kashin Communist Party
On Natural Resources Nikolay Nikolaev United Russia
On Ecology and Environmental Protection Olga Timofeeva
(until October 11, 2017)
United Russia
Vladimir Burmatov
(since October 11, 2017)
United Russia
On Education and Science Vyacheslav Nikonov United Russia
For Nationalities Ildar Gilmutdinov United Russia
On Health Dmitry Morozov United Russia
On Physical Culture, Sport and Youth Affairs Mikhail Degtyarev Liberal Democratic Party
On Housing Policy and Housing and Communal Services Galina Khovanskaya A Just Russia
On Rules and Organization of the State Duma Olga Savastianova United Russia
On Public Associations and Religious Organizations Sergey Gavrilov Communist Party
On Women, Family and Children Tamara Pletnyova Communist Party

Commissions[edit]

Commissions Leader Party
Counting commission Ildar Gilmutdinov United Russia
On issues of parliamentary ethics Otari Arshba United Russia
On control over reliability of data on incomes,
about property and obligations of property character,
represented by deputies of the State Duma
Natalia Poklonskaya United Russia
On legal support of development of organizations
of the military-industrial complex of Russia
Vladimir Gutenev United Russia
On consideration of Federal budget
expenditures aimed at ensuring national defense,
national security and law enforcement
Andrey Makarov United Russia

Major legislation[edit]

First session[edit]

  • October 7, 2016: Ratification of the agreement with Syria regarding the location of the grouping of the Russian Aerospace Forces, with 446 votes in favor.[22]
  • October 19, 2016: Ratification of a bill on the suspension agreement with the United States on plutonium disposition, with 445 votes in favor.[23][24]
  • November 18, 2016: Federal Budget for 2017 is passed with 334 votes in favor.[25]

Second session[edit]

Nabiullina at her confirmation hearing on June 9, 2017
  • January 20, 2017: Ratification of the agreement with Turkey on Turkish Stream, with 416 votes in favor.[26]
  • January 27, 2017: Adoption of the law on decriminalization of family beatings, with 380 votes in favor.[27]
  • June 9, 2017: Elvira Nabiullina re-approved as Governor of the Central Bank of Russia, with 360 votes in favor.[28]
  • July 19, 2017: Adoption of the law on revoking Russian citizenship (not granted through birth) for terrorism, with 409 votes in favor.[29]

Third session[edit]

  • November 15, 2017: Adoption of amendments to the law "About Information", regarding the status of foreign media as foreign agents, with 414 votes in favor.[30]
  • November 24, 2017: Federal Budget for 2018 is passed with 341 votes in favor.[31]

Fourth session[edit]

Medvedev at his confirmation hearing on May 8, 2018
Kudrin at his confirmation hearing on May 22, 2018
  • May 8, 2018: Dmitry Medvedev re-approved as Prime Minister of Russia with 374 votes in favor.[32]
  • May 22, 2018: Adoption of the law on counter-sanctions with 416 votes in favor.[33]
  • May 22, 2018: Alexei Kudrin approved as Chairman of the Accounts Chamber with 264 votes in favor.[34]
  • July 24, 2018: Adoption of the law on increasing Value-added tax from 18% to 20% with 302 votes in favor.[35]
  • July 25, 2018: Adoption of amendments to the law "About Education in the Russian Federation", regulating the study of the native languages of the peoples of Russia and the official languages of the federal subjects, with 388 votes in favor.[36]

Members[edit]

By-elections[edit]

The expected by-election in vacant constituencies.

Constituency Region Former Deputy Former Party By-election Note
163 Saratov  Saratov Oblast Oleg Grishenko United Russia 9 September 2018 [37]
180 Zavolzhsky  Tver Oblast Vladimir Vasilyev United Russia 9 September 2018 [38]
165 Balashov  Saratov Oblast Mikhail Isayev United Russia 9 September 2018 [39]
129 Nizhny Novgorod  Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Vladimir Panov United Russia 9 September 2018 [17]
98 Central (Kaliningrad Oblast)  Kaliningrad Oblast Alexey Silanov United Russia 9 September 2018 [18]
71 Amur  Amur Oblast Ivan Abramov Liberal Democratic Party 9 September 2018 [19]
158 Samara  Samara Oblast Nadezhda Kolesnikova United Russia 9 September 2018 [19]
134 Novgorod  Novgorod Oblast Alexander Korovnikov United Russia 8 September 2019 [20]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Supported by Liberal Democratic Party and A Just Russia
  2. ^ 336 deputies from United Russia and one Independent deputy
  3. ^ One deputy from Rodina and one from Civic Platform

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