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Lithuania

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Parliament

Oversight

Data on parliament’s oversight role and activities

Oversight tools

Parliament has the power to summon members of the government
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
The Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, Art. 61 par. 1; Art. 101 par. 1; Statute of the Seimas (Parliamentary Rules of Procedure) Art. 206.
Parliament has the power to summon senior government officials
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
The Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, Art. 61 par. 1; Statute of the Seimas (Parliamentary Rules of Procedure), Art. 206.
Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments Key government appointments include, for example, ambassadors or the head of the central bank.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
The Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, Art. 67 items 5 and 11.
Approximate number of government appointments subject to parliamentary approval
24
Number of written questions asked, per year
Not available
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Number of written questions answered by the government, per year
Not available
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Parliament has power to carry out inquiries
Yes
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Statute of the Seimas (Parliamentary Rules of Procedure), Art. 49 par 3; Art. 23; Art. 71-76; Art. 232.
Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
Not available
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Head of State and/or Government

Head of State and/or Government
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of Government Some parliaments elect the Head of Government or approve the nomination for the Head of Government. Others do not play a role.
Parliament approves a nomination for the Head of Government
Notes
On the proposal of the President of the Republic
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
The Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, Art. 67 item 6 and Art. 84 item 4
The Head of Government is also the Head of State
No
Parliament’s role
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of State Some parliaments designate the Head of State or approve the nomination for the Head of Government. Others do not play a role.
Parliament does not play a role
Notes
The Head of State is the President of the Republic who is directly elected for a five-year term by universal, equal, and direct suffrage by secret ballot.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
The Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, Art. 78 par. 2.

Impeachment and confidence motions

Procedure for parliament
There is a procedure for parliament to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution There is a procedure to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution: Not applicable (there is no procedure); The whole Government; The Head of Government; The Head of State; Individual members of the Executive; Other (please specify)
Not applicable (there is no procedure)
Chambers that play a role in the dismissal or impeachment In bicameral parliaments: Chambers that play a role in the dismissal or impeachment: Lower chamber; Upper chamber; Not applicable
Not applicable
Impeachment Role
There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution: Not applicable (there is no procedure); The whole Government; The Head of Government; Individual members of the Executive; Other (please specify)
The whole Government
The Head of Government
Individual members of the Executive
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
The Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, Art. 61 par. 3; Art. 75; Art. 101 par. 3 item 2; Art. 101 par. 4.
Chambers that play a role in motions of no confidence In bicameral parliaments: Chambers that play a role in motions of no confidence: Lower chamber; Upper chamber; Not applicable
Not applicable
Parliament is automatically dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted In some countries, the adoption of a motion of no confidence in the Government automatically leads to the dissolution of Parliament in certain countries. In other cases, a new government can be formed.
No