Lithuanian presidential election, 2014

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Presidential elections were held in Lithuania on 11 May 2014, with a second round held on 25 May between the top two candidates from the first round.[1] In the second round, incumbent President Dalia Grybauskaitė was re-elected with 58% of the vote.

Participating candidates[edit]

Initially 12 candidates were officially confirmed to participate,[2] but only 7 fulfilled the criterion of 20,000 supporting signatures.[3]

Unsuccessful candidates include: Rolandas Paksas, Linas Balsys, Kristina Brazauskienė, Vladas Lašas, Jonas Lašinis, Rolandas Paulauskas.

Opinion polls[edit]

Candidate Spinter Tyrimai
7–15 April 2014[4]
Vilmorus/Lietuvos Rytas
4-9 April 2014 [5]
Spinter Tyrimai
15–20 March 2014[6]
Lietuvos rytas
13–17 March 2014[7]
Spinter Tyrimai
21–28 Feburuary 2014[8]
Lietuvos rytas
14–23 February 2014 [9]
Spinter Tyrimai
16-26 January 2014[10]
Spinter Tyrimai
November 2013[10]
Spinter Tyrimai
18-31 October 2013[11]
Grybauskaitė, Dalia 42.5 46.9 39.3 40.9 40.9 43.3 39.7 36.0 36.5
Balčytis, Zigmantas 12.4 9.9 9.7 10.3 8.9 8.3 8.6 3.0 3.3
Paulauskas, Artūras 9.9 10.5 8.9 9.6 6.6 7.3 3.6 2.3 2.1
Puteikis, Naglis 3.5 4.9
Tomaševski, Valdemar 2.9 3.7 2.8 3.4 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.2
Ropė, Bronis 2.5 3.4 2.3 4.1 2.3 2.0
Zuokas, Artūras 3.0 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.9 2.9 2.1 2.2
Balsys, Linas N/A N/A N/A 3.8 2.2 4.1 0.5
Paulauskas, Rolandas N/A N/A N/A 1.1
Brazauskienė, Kristina N/A N/A N/A 0.6
Lašas, Vladas N/A N/A N/A 0.5
Lašinis, Jonas N/A N/A N/A 0.3
Paksas, Rolandas N/A N/A N/A N/A 9.7 14.8 7.6 7.6 4.3
(Undecided) 14.9 18.2 17.7 19.1 8.8 14.4 10.3 10.7
(Not planned to vote) 8.4 9.5 7.6 9.5 11.3 10.9

Results[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Dalia Grybauskaitė Independent 612,485 45.92 700,647 57.87
Zigmantas Balčytis Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 181,659 13.62 485,968 40.14
Artūras Paulauskas Labour Party 160,139 12.01
Naglis Puteikis Independent 124,333 9.32
Valdemar Tomaševski Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania 109,659 8.22
Artūras Zuokas YES 69,677 5.22
Bronis Ropė Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union 55,263 4.14
Invalid/blank votes 20,445 1.53 24,126 1.99
Total 1,332,061 100 1,210,741 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,553,335 52.17 2,559,330 47.31
Source: VRK, VRK

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