The Government consists of the Prime Minister and ministers. The Government represents the executive power in Lithuania. It resolves public issues by taking a majority-vote decisions in its sittings. In its work, the Government is guided by the Rules of Procedure of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.
The Government shall follow the principles of collegiality, democracy, lawfulness and publicity.
Government rights and responsibilities include submitting proposals to the President regarding the announcement of early election to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, in the case where the Seimas expresses direct non-confidence in the Government.
Where the Seimas fails to convene and announce the presidential election within 10 days in the cases provided for in Article 89(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the presidential election shall be announced by the Government, through its resolution.
The Government has the right of legislative initiative at the Seimas. The Government adopts resolutions on Seimas draft laws and other proposals submittable to the Seimas. The Prime Minister or a duly authorized minister attends the proposal deliberation procedure.