|Administrative Structure of the Republic. Administrative Centre and Largest Cities. Government Authorities|
The capital of the Republic is the city of
Since December 26, 1993 Chuvashia has been a presidential republic. The first President Nikolay Vasilyevich Fyodorov was elected through a general secret ballot. In 1997 N. Fyodorov was elected the President for the 2nd term in office, to be re-elected for the 3rd one in 2001. On August 29, 2005, as advised by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, during the regular 26th session the State Council of the
On July 28, 2010 following the advice of the President of Russia Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev the State Council of the Chuvash Republic empowered Mikhail Ignatiev, Vice-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Agriculture, to be the President of the Chuvash Republic.
On August 29, 2010 Mikhail V. Ignatyev was sworn into office during the solemn inauguration ceremony.
The President is the highest official and the head of the executive branch of power. Protector of the Constitution, he also takes measures to protect human and civil rights and liberties in accordance with the established procedures, ensures coordinated operation and interaction between the government authorities of the
The Cabinet of Ministers of the
The State Council of the
The federal judiciary on the territory of the Republic is represented by the Supreme Court, district (town) courts, and the Court of State Arbitration. The judges of the federal courts are appointed by the President of the
The structure of the local government institutions is includes a representative body of the municipal entity, the head of the municipal entity, the local administration (the executive-administrative body of the municipal entity) and other bodies formed in accordance with the law “About the Structure of the Local Government in the Chuvash Republic” as well as with the Charters of municipal entities.
According to the data provided by the Russian Federation Ministry of Justice Administration in the Chuvash Republic, there are 7 regional departments of federal political parties, qualifying for Item 2 of Article 36 of the Federal Law on Political Parties No. 95-FZ of July 11, 2001. As a result of elections to the State Council of the Chuvash Republic in October 2006, the supreme legislative body is now represented by three political factions: “Edinaya Rossiya” (United Russia) - 33 deputies, “CPRF” (“The Communist Party of the Russian Federation”) - 5 deputies and “LDPR” (“The Liberal Democratic Party of Russia”) - 3 deputies. In addition to these, 2 deputies represent the party “Spravedlivaya Rossiya” (“Just Russia Party”) and 1 is a non-party deputy. 7 of the deputies work full-time. There are 5 committees established and are functioning on the basis of the State Council. The next scheduled elections to the State Council of the
The Chuvashia symbols of statehood are the Coat of Arms, the Flag and the Anthem.