LITHUANIAN QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES  
ISSN 0024-5089
Copyright © 2019 LITUANUS Foundation, Inc.

Volume 65, No.1 - Spring 2019
Editor of this issue:Almantas SamalaviŤius


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What Powers of the President are Possible in Lithuania?

Lauras Bielinis


Abstract
The paper analyzes the debates among members of the Seimas and lawyers regarding the political significance of the institution of the President, the diversity in approaches during the Constitution- drafting period, and the perspective on the President in the context of the current election. It also discusses the legal potential for the exercising of the presidentís powers as well as the impact of the active constellation of political forces on the expanding and narrowing of the Presidentís authority. Additionally, the paper examines the ability of the Presidentís person to perform the functions at his/her hand and the unavoidable importance of public opinion to the institution of the President.