The President of the Republic is the head of State. Any person, who is a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania by birth, who has lived in Lithuania for no less than the past three years, who has reached the age of 40 prior to the election day, and who is eligible for election to the Seimas, may be elected President of the Republic. The President of the Republic of Lithuania is elected by the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot for a term of five years. The same person may be elected President of the Republic of Lithuania for no more than two consecutive terms. One of the major responsibilities of the President is foreign policy. The President of the Republic settles basic foreign policy issues and, together with the Government, implements foreign policy. The President is non-partisan. The incumbent President is Dalia Grybauskaitė, elected on 17 May 2009.