Chairman of the State Duma

The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (Russian: Председатель Государственной Думы Федерального собрания Российской Федерации), also called Speaker (спикер), is the presiding officer of the lower house of the Russian parliament. His responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day business of the State Duma presiding and maintaining order at the regular sessions of the parliament. The Speaker also chairs the Council of the Duma which includes representatives from all the parliamentary parties and determines the legislative agenda.

Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
Председатель Государственной Думы Российской Федерации
Emblem of the State Duma
Flag of Russia
Incumbent
Vyacheslav Volodin

since 5 October 2016
AppointerState Duma
Term lengthFive years, renewable
Formation27 April 1906; 116 years ago (1906-04-27)
First holderSergey Muromtsev
Unofficial namesSpeaker of the State Duma
DeputyDeputy Chairman
WebsiteChairman of the State Duma (ru)

The Speaker of the Duma may intervene and express his views but is supposed to be unbiased in his activities at the regular sessions of the parliament.


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