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Elections in Lithuania gives information on election and election results in Lithuania.

Lithuania elects on national level a head of state—the president—and a legislature. The president is elected for a five year term by the people. The parliament (Lietuvos Respublikos Seimas) has 141 members, elected to a four year term, with 71 members elected in single-seat constituencies and 70 members elected by proportional representation. Lithuania has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

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List of elections

Past elections
Upcoming elections
  • President: 17 May 2009
  • Europarliament: early June 2009

Latest elections

   Summary of the 13 June 2004 Lithuanian presidential election results[1]
Candidates Nominating party 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Valdas Adamkus Independent 387,837 30.7 723,891 52.6
Kazimiera Prunskienė Peasants and New Democratic Party Union 264,681 21.4 651,024 47.4
Petras Auštrevičius Independent 240,413 19.3
Vilija Blinkevičiūtė New Union Social Liberals 204,819 16.6
Česlovas Juršėnas Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 147,610 11.9
Totals 1,245,360 100% 1,374,915 100%
   Summary of the 12 October and 26 October 2008 Lithuanian  Seimas  election results[2]
Party Votes
(proportional)
% Seats
proportional constituency total
Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats 242,939 19.69 18 27 45
Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 144,675 11.73 10 15 25
National Resurrection Party 186,150 15.09 13 3 16
Order and Justice 156,559 12.69 11 4 15
Liberals' Movement of the Republic of Lithuania 70,549 5.72 5 6 11
Coalition Labour Party + Youth 111,017 9.00 8 2 10
Liberal and Centre Union 65,869 5.34 5 3 8
Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania 59,222 4.80 3 3
Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union 46,109 3.74 3 3
New Union (Social Liberals) 44,935 3.64 1 1
Front 39,966 3.24
Young Lithuania (Jaunoji Lietuva) 21,545 1.75
Civic Democratic Party 13,758 1.12
Union of the Russians of Lithuania 11,323 0.92
Lithuanian Social Democratic Union (Lietuvos socialdemokratų sąjunga) 10,614 0.86
Lithuanian Centre Party (Lietuvos centro partija) 8,645 0.70
Independents 4 4
Total (turnout 48.54%) 1,233,875 100.00 70 71 141

Governing majority

Today, there is a centre-right coalition, led by prime minister Andrius Kubilius. It controls 72 of the 141 seats, and consists of

See also

References

  1. ^ Central Electoral Committee
  2. ^ Lithuanian Election Committee (first round, second round)

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