Support our Sponsor

. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries

  • |Main INDEX|
  • 2003 INDEX
  • Country Ranks
  • DEFINITIONS


    . Feedback
  • geographic.org Home PageCountry Index

    Lithuania Government - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/lithuania/lithuania_government.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: Republic of Lithuania
      conventional short form: Lithuania
      local short form: Lietuva
      former: Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic
      local long form: Lietuvos Respublika


      Government type: parliamentary democracy


      Capital: Vilnius


      Administrative divisions: 10 counties (apskritys, singular - apskritis); Alytaus, Kauno, Klaipedos, Marijampoles, Panevezio, Siauliu, Taurages, Telsiu, Utenos, Vilniaus


      Independence: 11 March 1990 (independence declared from Soviet Union); 6 September 1991 (Soviet Union recognizes Lithuania's independence)


      National holiday: Independence Day, 16 February (1918); note - 16 February 1918 is the date of independence from German, Austrian, Prussian, and Russian occupation, 11 March 1990 is the date of independence from the Soviet Union


      Constitution: adopted 25 October 1992


      Legal system: based on civil law system; legislative acts can be appealed to the constitutional court


      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal


      Executive branch: chief of state: President Rolandas PAKSAS (since 26 February 2003)
      head of government: Premier Algirdas Mykolas BRAZAUSKAS (since 3 July 2001)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president on the nomination of the premier
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 22 December 2002 and 5 January 2003 (next to be held in late 2007); premier appointed by the president on the approval of the Parliament
      election results: Rolandas PAKSAS elected president; percent of vote - Rolandas PAKSAS 54.9%, Valdas ADAMKUS 45.1%


      Legislative branch: unicameral Parliament or Seimas (141 seats, 71 members are directly elected by popular vote, 70 are elected by proportional representation; members serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 8 October 2000 (next to be held NA October 2004)
      note: the voting results from the 2000 elections do not correspond to the make up of the Seimas, which has evolved into a number of factions, each made up of members of several parties
      election results: percent of vote by party - Social Democratic Coalition 31.1%, New Union-Social Liberals 19.6%, Liberal Union 17.2%, TS 8.6%, remaining parties all less than 5%; seats by faction - Social Democratic Coalition 51, New Union-Social Liberals 25, United Political Group-Group of Liberals 24, Liberal Democrats 13, Conservatives 9, Farmers and New Democracy Parties 8, Mixed Group 6, independent 1 (four seats unfilled as of 1 June 2003)


      Judicial branch: Constitutional Court; Supreme Court; Court of Appeal; judges for all courts appointed by the President


      Political parties and leaders: Electoral Action of Lithuanian Poles [Valdemar TOMASZEVSKI, chairman]; Homeland Union/Conservative Party or TS [Vytautas LANDSBERGIS, chairman]; Lithuanian Center Union or LCS [Kestutis GLAVECKAS, chairman]; Lithuanian Christian Democrats or LKD [Kazys BOBELIS]; Lithuanian Farmer's Party or LUP [Ramunas KARBAUSKIS, chairman]; Lithuanian Green Party [Rimantas BRAZIULIS]; Lithuanian Liberal Union [Eugenijus GENTVILAS, chairman]; Lithuanian Liberal Youth [Neringa MOROZAITE]; Lithuanian National Democratic Party [Vygintas GONTIS]; Lithuanian Social Democratic Coalition [Algirdas BRAZAUSKAS, chairman] consists of the Lithuanian Democratic Labor Party or LDDP, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party or LSDP, and New Democracy; Moderate Conservative Union [Gediminas VAGNORIUS]; Modern Christian Democratic Union [Vytautas BOGUSIS, chairman]; New Democracy and Farmer's Union [Kazimiera PRUNSKIENE, chairman]; New Union-Social Liberals [Arturas PAULAUSKAS, chairman]; Young Lithuania [Arnoldas PLATELIS]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA


      International organization participation: ACCT (observer), BIS, CBSS, CE, EAPC, EBRD, ECE, EU (applicant), FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt (signatory), ICFTU, ICRM, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO (correspondent), ITU, OPCW, OSCE, PFP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIBH, UNMIK, UPU, WCL, WCO, WEU (associate partner), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTrO


      Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Vygaudas USACKAS
      chancery: 2622 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
      consulate(s) general: Chicago and New York
      FAX: [1] (202) 328-0466
      telephone: [1] (202) 234-5860


      Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission: Ambassador John F. TEFFT
      embassy: 2600 Akmenu 6, Vilnius
      mailing address: American Embassy, Vilnius, PSC 78, Box V, APO AE 09723
      telephone: [370] (2) 665-500
      FAX: [370] (2) 665-510


      Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), green, and red


      NOTE: The information regarding Lithuania on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lithuania Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please ADD this page to your FAVORITES - - - - -



    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/lithuania/lithuania_government.html

    Revised 20-Sep-03
    Copyright © 2003 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)


    lithuania_government_2003