Constitutional Aspects of Development of Local Government in the First Lithuanian Republic

  • Gintaras Žilinskas


Constitutional regulation of local government institute during the period of the First Lithuanian Republic was analysed in this article. Temporary Constitution of 1918, 1919 and 1920 and permanent Constitution of 1922, 1928 and 1938 which regulate status of local government were studied. It was established that constitutional status of local government was not defined in temporary Constitution. Analysis of permanent Constitution of Lithuanian Republic showed that only basic principles of organization of local government were defined. Tendency of gradual restriction in constitutional regulation of local government status was noticed in Constitution of 1928 and 1938 compared to Constitution of 1922.