Nobody takes much notice when the leader of any Western country stays out of the public eye for a period of time. And this is because the state has a governance structure which provides for substituting one official with another, if need be, all the way to the top.
Citizens need not worry about potential mess even in cases when someone very important steps down. Have we ever counted how may days we haven’t seen President Dalia Grybauskaitė in public? How many of us got restless when German Chancellor Angela Merkel sprained her leg and had to postpone sev