Cohabitation – Lithuania

This is a series of posts that records the cases of cohabitation in countries with semi-presidential constitutions. Cohabitation is defined as the situation where the president and prime minister are from different parties and where the president’s party is not represented in the cabinet. Presidents classed as non-party cannot generate any periods of cohabitation.

Here is my list of cohabitations in Lithuania:

Nov 1996 – Feb 1998
President – Algirdas Brazauskas (LDDP); PM – Gediminas Vagnorius (TS-LK): Coalition – TS-LK, LKDP, LCS

Feb 2003 – Apr 2004
President – Rolandas Paksas (LLS/LLP); PM – Algirdas Brazauskas (LSDP); Coalition – LSDP, LDDP (merged with LSDP), LRS (part of Brazauskas electoral coalition), NU-SL

Source of party affiliations:

Party abbreviations:
LDDP: Democratic Labor Party of Lithuania
TS-LK: Homeland Union-Conservatives of Lithuania
LKDP: Lithuanian Christian-Democratic Party
LCS: Lithuania Centre Union
LSDP: Lithuanian Social Democratic Party
LRS: Union of Russians in Lithuania
NU-SL: New Union (Social Liberals)

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