Government and Politics

Lithuania Table of Contents

Lithuania is an independent democratic republic. Its new constitution is that of a presidential democracy with separation of powers and a system of checks and balances. In some ways, the institutional structure of the government is similar to that of the United States; however, it is closer to the system former French president Charles de Gaulle gave to the Fifth Republic of France--a strong presidency leading a parliament divided into many factions.

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For more recent information about the government, see Facts about Lithuania.

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Source: U.S. Library of Congress