Lithuanian presidential election, 2009

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Lithuanian presidential election, 2009
Lithuania
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  Dalia Grybauskaitė 2010-03-11.jpg Algirdas Butkevičius 2013-01-10.jpg
Nominee Dalia Grybauskaitė Algirdas Butkevičius
Party Nonpartisan Social Democrats
Popular vote 950,407 162,665
Percentage 69,1% 11,8%

President before election

Valdas Adamkus

Elected President

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Coat of arms of Lithuania
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Lithuania

A presidential election was held in Lithuania on 17 May 2009. A run-off election would have been held on 7 June 2009 had one been necessary.[1] European Commissioner Dalia Grybauskaitė was elected with 69 percent of the valid vote and took office on 12 July as the country's first female president.

Candidates to participate[edit]

The Electoral Commission registered 14 candidates for participation in the presidential election. Candidates who dropped out of election before the start.

Candidates for election[edit]

Candidates confirmed for election with more than 20 thousands signatures.

Polls[edit]

According to the opinion polls Dalia Grybauskaitė was the undisputed leader in the race for the Presidency.[3][4]

Results[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Usackas pulls out of presidential race. Baltictimes.com (17 February 2009). Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  2. ^ D. Grybauskaitė sieks prezidento posto. Retrieved on 2009-02-26
  3. ^ Po D.Grybauskaitės apsisprendimo politologai nemato jai konkurencijos. Retrieved on 2009-02-26
  4. ^ Grybauskaite is Favourite Contender in Lithuania | Angus Reid Public Opinion. Angus-reid.com (11 March 2009). Retrieved 15 May 2012.