The political structure of Karelia consists of executive, legislative and judicial powers.
The executive power is the Head of the Republic of Karelia and the Government. The Head is elected
for four-years period. The Head at present is S.Katanandov. The legislative power is Karelian parliament
with 50 members. Parliament elections are held every four years.
The judicial power is the Constitutional Court.
Political parties in Karelia are: the United Russia, Communist Party, Yabloko, the Liberal Democrats, Fair Russia (Rodina).