Prime Minister's powers

The Prime Minister represents the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and heads its activities.

The Head of Government has a right, in accordance with the procedure set forth by the Statute of the Seimas, to attend sittings of the Seimas, its committees, commissions, and parliamentary groups, and to speak on the matters under consideration.

The Prime Minister:

  • forms the Cabinet and submits its composition for the approval of the President of the Republic; 
  • submits proposals to the President of the Republic on the appointment and dismissal of ministers;
  • submits the Government Programme to the Seimas for its consideration; 
  • calls Cabinet sittings and presides over (chairs) them, approves the agenda of the Cabinet sitting;  
  • mandates authority to negotiate and sign international agreements of the Republic of Lithuania; 
  • forms governmental delegations for official visits abroad, participation in international congresses, conferences, sessions, or other international events; 
  • performs other duties as assigned to the Prime Minister by the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Lithuania.
Last updated: 02-09-2015