The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. As I saw it.
It consists of one chamber, including 141 deputies of the Seimas, elected for a term of four years on the basis of universal, equal, direct suffrage by secret ballot. 71 deputies are elected by majority system in single-mandate constituencies, 70 & mdash; on a proportional-list system with a 5 percent national barrier. According to chapter V of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania permanently residing in Lithuania who is not bound by an oath or obligation with a foreign state and who has attained not less than 25 years on election day may be elected to the Saeima. A person who has not served a sentence on a sentence appointed by a court, as well as a person recognized as legally incompetent by a court, can not be elected as a deputy of the Seimas. The elected deputy of the Seimas shall acquire all the rights of the representative of the people after he takes an oath of allegiance to the Republic of Lithuania in the Seimas. The Saeima annually gathers for two regular & mdash; spring and autumn & mdash; session. The spring session starts on March 10 and ends on June 30th. The autumn session starts on September 10 and is uploaded on December 23rd. An extraordinary session may be convened by the Chairman of the Seimas on the proposal of not less than one third of the total number of members of parliament or the President in cases stipulated by the Constitution.
The Seimas are chaired by the Chairman of the Seimas (since 2009 - Irena Degutiene) or his deputy.
The first sitting of the Seimas after the elections is opened by the oldest member of the Seimas. The structure and the order of work of the Seimas are established by the Statute of the Seimas, which have the force of law.
In advance of my visit, one of the assistant members of the Seim, said Mikhail Kostyaev: it was done to obtain a pass. Get a pass was not difficult. You give a passport, you pass. After the pass office, you are greeted by a friendly guard (that's what he seemed to me), a security guard who asks for a passport, a pass and the removal of outer clothing so that she passes through the terminal (like at the airport). After a quick screening procedure, you can go to all four sides, although our side has been determined. Having risen on the 4th floor, we went into the office to one of the members of the Seimas. Unfortunately, he was not there, and we asked the assistant to conduct a short tour of the building. On the question whether it is possible to photograph, I received a positive response, which was very pleased. In fact, I had some fears about photography, and I did everything quickly enough (this is the quality of the pictures). The Seim itself was remembered by the fact that throughout the building there are many kinds of expositions and museum exhibits. A lot of pictures and old photographs, and the greatest surprise was caused by the pianist, who constantly played beautiful music. Before showing photos, I want to say that the Seim from the outside seems like a small building, but it's not. There are so many corridors, stairs, various passages and halls that you can get lost.
Here's what the building says Wikipedia:
Now the Seimas occupy a complex of four buildings. The first building with a total area of 9,717, 37 m & sup2; It was built on the site of a stadium that existed since 1950, designed by the architects Algimantas and Vytautas Nasvitis in 1976 & mdash; 1980. It was intended for the Supreme Soviet of the Lithuanian SSR.
In the same years, two administrative buildings were built in the neighborhood. Closer to the banks of the Neris River & mdash; building for the Ministry of Finance (architect A. Gudaitis, now the second building of the Seimas). Next to the Republican Library (now the Lithuanian National Library named after Martynas Mazhvidas) & mdash; building for the Central Council of Trade Unions (architect C. Mazuras, now the third building of the Seimas).
With the restoration of Lithuania's independence, additional areas were needed for the permanent parliament. Three buildings were connected in one complex. In the first building there are offices of the members of the Seimas and their assistants, a plenary hall with an area of 673, 52 m? Sup2; conference and conference rooms on the second floor. White Hall and Mirror Hall, on the third floor & mdash; The Constitution Hall. The dining room of the Seimas is located on the ground floor. In the west wing of the building in 1993 & mdash; 1997 was temporarily the Presidency before moving to the restored presidential palace.
In the second building with an area of 4,390, 26 m & sup2; the Chancellery of the Seimas, a press conference room, rooms for journalists, cafes. In the third building of 8 623, 94 m & sup2; premises for committees of the Seimas, technical services, publisher of the publisher of legislative and by-laws of the state newsletter (lit. "Valstybes zinios & raquo;), the restaurant of the Seimas.
On September 10, 2007, the autumn session of the Saeima began in the new hall of plenary meetings (project manager - architect Algimantas Nasvitis), attached to the existing complex of buildings of the Seimas.
1. This is the main hall of the Seimas.
21. Rostrum. The arms were naturally attached after separation from the USSR.
All. Next time I'll make more photos and tell you more))
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. As I saw it.