Svalbard Legislative branch

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Legislative branch: description: unicameral Longyearbyen Community Council (15 seats; members elected by direct vote to serve four-year-terms); note = the Council acts very much like a Norwegian municipality
elections: last held on 6 October 2015 (next to be held October 2019)
election results: seats by party - Conservatives 5, Green Party 2, Labor Party 5, Liberals 3
note: the Council has jurisdiction only over Longyearbyen; its main responsibilities are infrastructure and utilities, including power, land-use and community planning, education, and child welfare; however, healthcare services are provided by the state

Definition: This entry contains information on the structure (unicameral, bicameral, tricameral), formal name, number of seats, and term of office. Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election. Election results includes the percent of vote and/or number of seats held by each party in the last election.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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