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    Lithuania Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/lithuania/lithuania_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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

      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 Lithuania declared its independence from Soviet Russia and established its statehood; 11 March 1990 is the date it declared its 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 Valdas ADAMKUS (since 12 July 2004)
      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 13 and 27 June 2004 (next to be held June 2009); premier appointed by the president on the approval of the Parliament
      election results: Valdas ADAMKUS elected president; percent of vote - Valdas ADAMKUS 52.2%, Kazimiera PRUNSKIENE 47.8%

      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 10 and 24 October 2004 (next to be held October 2008)
      election results: percent of vote by party - Labor 28.6%, Working for Lithuania (Social Democrats and Social Liberals) 20.7%, TS 14.6%, For Order and Justice (Liberal Democrats and Lithuanian People's Union) 11.4%, Liberal and Center Union 9.1%, Farmers and New Democracy Union 6.6%, other 9%; seats by faction - Labor 39, Homeland Union 26, Social Democrats 22, Social Liberals 10, Liberal Political Group 10, Farmers and New Democracy Union 10, Liberal Democrats 9, Liberal and Center Political Group 8, independents 7 (as of mid-April 2006)

      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]; Farmer's and New Democracy Union [Kazimiera PRUNSKIENE, chairman]; Homeland Union/Conservative Party or TS [Andrius KUBILIUS, chairman]; Labor Party [Viktor USPASKICH, chairman]; Liberal and Center Political Group [Arturas ZUOKAS, chairman]; Liberal Democratic Party [Valentinas MAZURONIS, chairman]; Liberal Political Group; Lithuanian Christian Democrats or LKD [Valentinas STUNDYS, chairman]; Lithuanian People's Union for a Fair Lithuania; Lithuanian Social Democratic Coalition [Algirdas BRAZAUSKAS, chairman] consists of the Lithuanian Democratic Labor Party or LDDP and the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party or LSDP; Social Liberals (New Union) [Arturas PAULAUSKAS, chairman]; Social Union of Christian Conservatives [Gediminas VAGNORIUS, chairman]; Young Lithuania and New Nationalists

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACCT (observer), Australia Group, BA, BIS, CBSS, CE, EAPC, EBRD, EIB, EU (new member), FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITU, MIGA, NATO, NIB, NSG, OIF (observer), OPCW, OSCE, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WEU (associate partner), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Vygaudas USACKAS
      chancery: 4590 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20007
      telephone: [1] (202) 234-5860
      FAX: [1] (202) 328-0466
      consulate(s) general: Chicago, New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Stephen D. MULL
      embassy: 2600 Akmenu 6, Vilnius
      mailing address: American Embassy, Almeny gatve 6, Vilnius LT-03106
      telephone: [370] (5) 266 5500
      FAX: [370] (5) 266 5510

      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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lithuania Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lithuania Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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