Seimas

unicameral parliament of Lithuania

The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublikos Seimas), or simply the Seimas is the unicameral parliament of Lithuania.

Seimas
Type
Type
History
Founded22 August 1922
Disbandedsuspended from 1940–1991
Leadership
Speaker
Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, LRLS
Since 13 November 2020
First Deputy Speaker
Jurgis Razma, TS-LKD
Since 13 November 2020
Deputy Speakers
Andrius Mazuronis, DP
Since 13 November 2020
Vytautas Mitalas, LP
Since 17 November 2020
Julius Sabatauskas, LSDP
Since 17 November 2020
Paulius Saudargas, TS-LKD
Since 17 November 2020
Structure
Seats141
Distribution of seats in the Seimas as of 26 October 2020.svg
Political groups
Government (73)
  •   Homeland Union (50)
  •   Liberal Movement (12)
  •   Freedom Party (11)

Opposition (55)

Non-affiliated (13)

Elections
Proportional voting with a 5% election threshold for 70 proportional seats (7% for coalitions) and run-off voting for 71 single-member constituency seats
Last election
11 and 25 October 2020
Meeting place
Baltijas Asamblejas 31.sesija Viļņā (8169464170).jpg
Seimas Palace, Vilnius
Website
www.lrs.lt

The Seimas approves or rejects the candidate for the Prime Minister nominated by the President.[1]

Its 141 members are elected for a four-year term.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Lietuvos Seimo galios" [Powers of the Seimas of Lithuania] (in Lithuanian). Verslo Žinios. October 25, 2004. Retrieved November 25, 2015.