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Government and Self-government in Lithuania

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Placed on: 2006-11-09 19:01   Updated on: 2009-08-19 13:03   Comments: 0   Views from 2009-08-25: 0

Government and Self-government in Lithuania
2006-11-09 18:59

In Lithuania, the powers of the State shall be exercised by the Seimas, the President of the Republic and Government, and the Judiciary. The scope of powers shall be defined by the Constitution. Institutions of power shall serve the people (Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, Article 5).

Administrative units provided by law on State territory shall be entitled to the right of self-government. This right shall be implemented through local government Councils. Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and other permanent residents of an administrative unit shall be elected according to the law to local government Councils for a four-year term on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot by the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and other residents of the administrative unit. The procedure for the organisation and activities of self- government institutions shall be established by law. Local government Councils shall form executive bodies which are accountable to them for the direct implementation of the laws of the Republic of Lithuania and the decisions of the Government and the local government Council (Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, Article 119).

Citizens shall have the right to participate in the government of their State both directly and through their freely elected representatives, and shall have the equal opportunity to serve in a State office of the Republic of Lithuania. Each citizen shall be guaranteed the right to criticize the work of State institutions and their officers, and to appeal against their decisions. It shall be prohibited to persecute people for criticism. Citizens shall be guaranteed the right to petition; the procedure for implementing this right shall be established by law (Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, Article 33).



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