REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                 
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
                               ON                                               
                                                                                
                     THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 1.  The announcement of the results of the elections               
for President  of the  Republic shall  be the  publication of the               
Resolution of  the  Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the               
President of  the Republic  in the  newspapers of the Republic of               
Lithuania through the Lithuanian News Agency (ELTA).                            
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the Republic  shall present the elected President of the Republic               
with the  Presidential certificate  of the  Republic of Lithuania               
within three hours of the publication of results of the elections               
for President of the Republic.                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 2. The elected President of the Republic shall begin               
presidential duties  on the  day following  the expiration of the               
term of  the previous President of the Republic, and after taking               
the presidential  oath to  the  People  in  Vilnius  and  in  the               
presence of members of the Seimas, who are representatives of the               
People.                                                                         
     In the  event  that  the  President  was  elected  in  cases               
provided for  in part  1 of Article 89 of the Constitution of the               
Republic of Lithuania, the president shall begin duties five days               
after the  publication  of  the  results  of  the  elections  for               
President of the Republic, and after taking the presidential oath               
to the  People in  Vilnius and  in the presence of members of the               
Seimas, who are representatives of the People.                                  
                                                                                
     Article 3.  The following text shall be the established oath               
of the President of the Republic:                                               
                                                                                
,,I, (full name),                                                               
                                                                                
swear to  the People  to be faithful to the Republic of Lithuania               
and its  Constitution, to  respect and implement the laws, and to               
protect the integrity of the territories of Lithuania;                          
swear to  conscientiously execute  the Office of President of the               
Republic and to be equally just to each individual;                             
swear to  strengthen, to the best of my ability, the independence               
of Lithuania,  and to serve the Homeland, democracy and the well-               
being of the people of Lithuania.                                               
                                                                                
So help me God!                                                                 
                                                                                
The last sentence may be omitted from the oath.                                 
     Article 4. The President of the Republic shall take the oath               
in the Seimas building during a sitting of the Seimas.                          
     The President  of the  Republic shall  take the  oath  while               
standing before  the Chairperson  of the Constitutional Court who               
shall administer the oath, or, in the absence of the Chairperson,               
in front  of one  of the  judges of the Constitutional Court; the               
President shall read the text of the oath holding his hand on the               
Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania.                                      
     Upon taking  the oath,  the President  of the Republic shall               
sign the  act of  the oath.  After the  President, the act of the               
oath shall  be signed  by the  Chairperson of  the Constitutional               
Court, or,  in the  Chairperson's absence,  by the  judge of  the               
Constitutional Court  who has  administered the  oath. The act of               
                                                                                
oath of  the President  of the  Republic shall  be handed  to the               
Chairperson of the Seimas and shall be kept in the Seimas.                      
     The text  of the  oath shall  not  be  amended  or  changed.               
Noncompliance with  this provision as well as refusal to take the               
oath at  a sitting  of the Seimas, refusal to sign the act of the               
oath, or signing with reservations thereof shall signify that the               
President of  the Republic  has not  taken the oath and therefore               
may not carry out presidential duties.                                          
     The National  Anthem shall  be sung after the signing of the               
act of the oath.                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 5.  The signatories  of the 11 March 1990 Act on the               
Reestablishment of the Independent State of Lithuania, members of               
the Government  of the  Republic of  Lithuania,  dignitaries  and               
representatives of  the Churches of Lithuania, representatives of               
political parties  and other  political and  public movements, as               
well as diplomats of foreign states accredited in Lithuania shall               
be invited  to  take  part  in  the  inaugural  ceremony  of  the               
President of the Republic.                                                      
     Lithuanian radio  and television  shall broadcast (live) the               
inauguratory ceremony of the President of the Republic.                         
                                                                                
     Article 6. The day after the President of the Republic takes               
oath, the Government shall return its powers to the President.                  
                                                                                
     Article 7.  A person  who has  been elected the President of               
the Republic  must suspend  his or  her activities  in  political               
parties and  political organisations until the beginning of a new               
presidential election  campaign. The  President of  the  Republic               
must publicize  such a  statement the  day  after  the  Electoral               
Committee for Elections of the President of the Republic presents               
him with the certificate of President of the Republic.                          
                                                                                
     Article 8.  The honor  and dignity  of the  President of the               
Republic shall  be protected  by the  laws  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
     Laws shall  provide  responsibility  for  public  insult  or               
slander of the President of the Republic.                                       
                                                                                
     Article 9. The President of the Republic, as the head of the               
State, shall  be allotted  time on  State radio and television to               
speak on issues of domestic and international policy.                           
     In the  event of  an emergency,  time  which  has  not  been               
provided for  in radio  and television  programs must be given to               
the President of the Republic.                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 10.  Persons who  have served  as President  of  the               
Republic shall  hold the  title of  President of the Republic for               
the rest of their lives.                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 11.  The President of the Republic shall use a round               
stamp and  document forms  inscribed with  the  State  Emblem  of               
Lithuania.  The   stamp  shall   contain  the  inscription  ,,The               
President of the Republic of Lithuania.                                         
                                                                                
     Article 12.  The President of the Republic shall have a flag               
which shall be the symbol of the head of the State.                             
     The flag  of the  President of the Republic shall be made of               
purple cloth,  on  both  sides  of  which  the  State  Emblem  of               
Lithuania shall  be in the center, held by a griffin on the right               
and a  unicorn on the left. The width to length ratio of the flag               
of the President of the Republic shall be 1 : 1.2.                              
     The flag  of the  President  of  the  Republic  as  well  as               
pictures thereof  must always  correspond to the standard picture               
of the colors of the flag of the President of the Republic, which               
                                                                                
shall be  approved by  the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania on               
the recommendation of the Heraldry Committee of Lithuania.                      
     The flag  of the  President of  the Republic  shall be flown               
over the  residence of  the President  of the  Republic when  the               
President of  the Republic  is in  Vilnius, or in the place where               
the President's summer residence is located.                                    
     The flag  of the  President of  the Republic  shall also  be               
flown on ships or other vehicles, on or in which the President of               
the Republic is.                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 13.  The President  of the  Republic  shall  have  a               
residence which  shall serve as the premises for the President of               
the Republic's work, representation and residence, as well as the               
working premises of assistant officials.                                        
     Funds allocated to finance the residence of the President of               
the Republic  shall be  provided for  in the  Law  on  the  State               
Budget, where funds allocated to finance units providing services               
to the President of the Republic shall be indicated separately.                 
Fixed-term labour contracts shall be concluded with the officials               
of the  units  providing  assistance  to  the  President  of  the               
Republic for the term of office of the President of the Republic.               
In the event that the powers of the President of the Republic are               
terminated, the  officials assisting  the President shall, in all               
cases, resign.                                                                  
     The President  of the Republic shall issue orders related to               
issues of  his residence,  the structure  of the  units assisting               
him, personnel, and the organization of internal work.                          
                                                                                
     Article 14.  The material  accumulated in the Chancellery of               
the President  of the Republic as well as in other units shall be               
a special  and constituent  part of the history of the People and               
the State of Lithuania, and shall be national property.                         
The archival  material which is accumulated in the Chancellery of               
the President  of the Republic as well as in other units shall be               
arranged and  kept in  pursuance with  regulations which shall be               
established by  special provisions  of the  Republic of Lithuania               
Law on Archives.  The Head of the Chancellery of the President of               
the  Republic   shall   be   personally   responsible   for   the               
accumulation, arrangement and keeping of such archival material.                
                                                                                
     Article 15.  The President  of the Republic, in implementing               
the powers vested in him, shall issue acts - decrees.                           
     Decrees of the President of the Republic shall be registered               
in the book of decrees of the President of the Republic and shall               
be given an appropriate current number.                                         
     In accordance with the established procedure, decrees of the               
President of the Republic shall be published in the Parliamentary               
and Governmental  Records and newspapers, and shall be publicized               
through radio and television.                                                   
     Decrees of  the President  of the  Republic shall enter into               
force on  the day  after the  announcement thereof, provided that               
another date of entry into force is not indicated therein.                      
                                                                                
     Article  16.  Decrees  of  the  President  of  the  Republic               
concerning issues  specified in Article 85 of the Constitution of               
the Republic of Lithuania shall also be signed by:                              
1) the  Prime Minister  of the Republic of Lithuania - concerning               
issues  of   the   appointment   or   dismissal   of   diplomatic               
representatives of  the Republic  of Lithuania  to foreign states               
and in international organisations;                                             
2) the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania -               
concerning the  granting of  highest diplomatic ranks and special               
titles;                                                                         
3) the  Prime Minister  of the Republic of Lithuania - concerning               
the granting of highest military ranks;                                         
                                                                                
4) the  Prime Minister  of the Republic of Lithuania - concerning               
the declaration of a state of emergency; and                                    
5) the  Minister of Internal Affairs - concerning the granting of               
Lithuanian citizenship.                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 17.  Laws which  are handed over to the President of               
the Republic of Lithuania to be signed and officially promulgated               
must be  signed by  the Seimas Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson,               
thereby certifying  the authenticity  of the  law which  has been               
adopted  by   the  Seimas,   in  accordance  with  the  procedure               
established by the Statute of the Seimas.                                       
     Laws of  the Republic  of Lithuania  which are handed to the               
President of the Republic to be signed and officially promulgated               
shall be  registered in  a special  book in which the date of the               
signing and  promulgation thereof  shall later  be indicated,  or               
records shall  be made concerning the return of these laws to the               
Seimas for repeat consideration.                                                
     At the end of the text of a law of the Republic of Lithuania               
and before  the signature  of the  President there  shall be  and               
entry reading:  "I promulgate  this Law  adopted by the Seimas of               
the Republic of Lithuania".                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 18.  The following state maintenance and service for               
the President of the Republic shall be established:                             
1) a salary equal to 25 minimal standards of living;                            
2) a  residence and  official flat in Vilnius as well as a summer               
residence;                                                                      
3) a special purpose aircraft and two motor cars;                               
4) protection provided by a special service;                                    
5) representation expenses inside the country; and                              
6) expenses  when visiting  foreign  states  in  accordance  with               
general international standards.                                                
                                                                                
     Article 19.  Gifts  which  the  President  of  the  Republic               
receives during  official visits  to foreign  states, as  well as               
from representatives  of foreign  states  during  their  official               
visits to Lithuania, shall be the property of the State and shall               
be kept  in the  residence of the President of the Republic. Such               
gifts may,  in the  established manner, be transferred to museums               
for safe  keeping; particularly valuable gifts may be transferred               
to the Bank of Lithuania.                                                       
     The procedure  established in  this Article  shall  also  be               
applied to  gifts which  are presented  to the  President of  the               
Republic as the head of the State in Lithuania.                                 
                                                                                
     Article 20.  The safety  of the  President's of the Republic               
family shall be ensured by the special service.                                 
     Upon leaving  state service,  the President  of the Republic               
shall, for the rest of his life, be:                                            
1) given  a monthly  pension equal to 50 percent of the salary of               
the President of the Republic;                                                  
2) provided  with vacation  residence and  services, as  well  as               
protection  and   transport.  The  number  of  persons  providing               
assistance, as  well as  the amount  of protection  and means  of               
transport shall  be established by the Government of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
     Burial costs for Presidents of the Republic shall be covered               
by the State.                                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
ALGIRDAS BRAZAUSKAS                                                             
Acting President                                                                
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
26 January 1993                                                                 
                                                                                
No.I-56