Lithuania

Parliament

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
When the member is sworn in
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Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
Not applicable
End of the parliamentary mandate
When the new chamber meets for the first time
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Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament/chamber
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Authority that designates the Speaker When the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Not applicable
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State The Speaker often has a very high rank in the protocollary hierarchy of the State.
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity In some countries, the Speaker acts as interim Head of State when required by the circumstances, such as death or incapacity.
Yes
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures The mandate of the Speaker may continue until their successor is elected, even after the dissolution of parliament/chamber.
Yes
Speaker terms
The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house The term of the Speaker may be different from the term of the House (legislature).
Yes
Speaker's term The term may be shorter than one year.
4 Years
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Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
Yes, except for flagrant delicto
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Notes
criminal proceedings may not be instituted against a seimas member without the consent of the seimas, except in cases of flagrante delicto. in such cases, the prosecutor general must immediately notify the seimas. an investigation commission may be formed to decide whether to put forward to the chamber a draft resolution for lifting of the person's immunity. cf. articles 22 and 23 of the seimas statute.

Salaries and allowances

Basic salary
41,208 (2020)
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Basic allowances
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Names of the basic allowances
All MPs -- despite their position held in the Seimas -- are entitled to the same sum to cover expenses related to their parliamentary activities in the amount of 0.8 average monthly earning (AME) – i.e. 1 219 EUR each month. The sum may cover, for instance, office, postal, telephone, transport (i. e., services of taxi and public transport and expenses related to the use by MP of own vehicle) and other expenses related to parliamentary activities. It may also be used for foreign travel approved by the Board of the Seimas when expenses are not reimbursed by an inviting institution. All expenses require justification and are subject to accounting rules.
Members pay income tax on salaries Salaries and/or allowances may be subject to income tax or equivalent.
Yes
Members pay income tax on allowances Salaries and/or allowances may be subject to income tax or equivalent.
No
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament Certain parliaments allow MPs to exercise other remunerated employment outside parliament.
List of the other allowances provided for constituency work
The monthly basic allowance for parliamentary activities may cover constituency-related work.
Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work
Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian The personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian is different from parliamentary staff work for the secretariat of Parliament.
Office at parliament
Constituency office Certain countries provide for an office at constituency if it’s different from a seat of parliament, which is often in the capital. The office at constituency is applicable mainly to the countries using the Plurality/Majority system of elections.
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work The common in-kind allowances for constituency work include those for travel, overnight stay, etc.
Yes
Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker yes no
Committee Chair yes no
Other leadership positions that receive additional salaries or allowances Some parliaments provides for additional salaries or allowances to the Deputy Speaker/Vice President, heads of parliamentary groups, etc.
Annual salary:
Speaker: 54,792 euro
Deputy Speaker: 47,580 euro
Committee Chairs: 46,092 euro
Head of political group: 42,480 to 46,512 depending on the size of the political group
Parliament determines the amount of salaries Some parliaments determine the amount of salaries of MPs. The amount may be set by other institution than parliament.
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount
Parliament may adopt amendments to the Law on Remuneration of State Politicians and State Officials.
The law concerning changes in the amount of salaries of Members of the Seimas shall become effective only from the day that the next newly-elected Seimas convenes for the first time.
Parliament determines the amount of allowances Some parliaments determine the amount of allowances of MPs. The amount may be set by other institution than parliament.
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount
Parliament may adopt amendments to the Statute of the Seimas (Rules of Procedure). The Average Monthly Earnings (AME) used to determine allowances for parliamentary activities is updated each quarter by the Lithuanian Department of Statistics.
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale In some countries, the amount of parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale, such as civil service salary scale, ministerial salary or the minimum wage of the country.
The data valid for the year
2020
Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website Certain parliaments publish the information on MPs’ salaries and allowances on parliamentary website. The amount of information may vary from one parliament to the other.
Amount of allowances received by each member
Yes

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament Members of the government must also be members of parliament: Must be a member of parliament; Cannot be a member of parliament; Can be a member of parliament; Other
Can be a member of parliament
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Number of members of the parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
12
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Percentage of members of parliament/chamber who are also members of the government The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of members of the parliament/chamber who are also members of the government by the statutory number of members of parliament/chamber.