Rinkimų sistemos specifika ir raida Lietuvoje.
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the functions in the implementation of state power and, at the same time, be members of municipal councils, through which the right of self-government is implemented. In addition, under the Constitution, the state officials who, according to the Constitution and laws enjoy the powers to control or supervise the activities of municipal councils may not be members of municipal councils, either. In the said ruling, the Constitutional Court inter alia held that if a person discharging the functions of state power, or a state official who, under the Constitution and laws, enjoys the powers to control or supervise activities of municipalities, is elected a member of a municipal council, he, before the newly elected municipal council convenes to the first sitting, must decide whether to remain in his previous office or to be a member of the municipal council. Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania in the ruling of the 25 May 2004 on the compliance of article 1’ (wording of 4 may 2004) and paragraph 2 (wording of 4 may 2004) of article 2 of the Republic of Lithuania law on Presidential elections with the constitution of the Republic of Lithuania has stressed that under the Constitution, a person in respect of whom the Seimas, following the conclusion of the Constitutional Court that the President of the Republic has grossly violated the Constitution and breached the oath, applied the constitutional sanction-removed him from office -may not evade the constitutional liability either by new elections of the President of the Republic, or referendum, or in any other way. It was also stressed that neither a referendum, nor new elections of the President of the Republic may be and, under the Constitution, are a way of expressing the trust or mistrust of the citizens in the Seimas, which has removed, according to the procedure for impeachment proceedings, the President of the Republic from office. Analyzing election held in Lithuania we could see several specifications of the development. People arc willing to see older representatives on the local level, but choose younger members of the Seimas (Parliament). Number of women as representatives in all levels is rising. Active participation in the elections is going down.
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