Elections in Lithuania

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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.

List of elections[edit]

Past elections
Upcoming elections
  • Seimas (parliament): 2016
  • Europarliament: 2014
  • President: 2014

Latest elections[edit]

Summary of Parliamentary elections of Oct. 14 and 28, 2012[edit]

Party Proportional Constituency
seats
Total
seats
+/–
Votes % Seats
Social Democrats 251,610 18.37 15 23 38 Increase 13
Homeland Union 206,590 15.08 13 20 33 Decrease 12
Labour Party 271,520 19.82 17 12 29 Increase19
Order and Justice 100,120 7.31 6 5 11 Decrease 4
Liberal Movement 117,476 8.57 7 3 10 Decrease 1
Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania 79,840 5.83 5 3 8 Increase 5
The Way of Courage 109,448 7.99 7 7 New
Peasant and Greens Union 53,141 3.88 1 1 Decrease 2
Liberal and Centre Union 28,263 2.06 Decrease 8
YES 24,129 1.76 New
Socialist People's Front 16,515 1.21 Steady
Christian Party 16,494 1.20 New
For Lithuania in Lithuania 12,854 0.94 New
Young Lithuania 8,632 0.63 Steady
Democratic Labour and Unity Party 4,383 0.32 New
Emigrants Party 4,015 0.29 New
Republican Party 3,661 0.27 New
Lithuanian People's Party 3,399 0.25 New
Independents 3 3 Decrease1
Invalid/blank votes 57,924
Total 1,370,014 100 70 70 (1 to go) 140
Registered voters/turnout 2,588,418 52.93
Source: VRK


e • d Summary of the 17 May 2009 Lithuanian presidential election results
Candidate Party Votes  %
Dalia Grybauskaitė Independent 950,407 69.1
Algirdas Butkevičius Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 162,665 11.8
Valentinas Mazuronis Order and Justice 84,656 6.2
Valdemar Tomaševski Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania 65,255 4.7
Kazimira Prunskienė Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union 53,778 3.9
Loreta Graužinienė Labour Party 49,686 3.6
Česlovas Jezerskas Independent 9,191 0.7
Invalid votes 17,640
Total 1,393,278 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,691,603 51.8
Source: VRK

Governing majority[edit]

Today, there is a centre-left coalition, led by prime minister Algirdas Butkevicius. It controls 88 of the 141 seats, and consists of

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