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Lithuania

Republic of Lithuania

3,515,858 15

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

2,538,430 49.98%

Registered Voters (as of July 7, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Parliament Seimas Assembly
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Algirdas BUTKEVICIUS
  • Assembly: Lithuania has a unicameral Parliament (Seimas) with 141 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the Parliament (Seimas), 71 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 70 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.[1]
 

[1] In the nominal tier, if at least 40 percent of registered voters vote in the election, candidates must have an absolute majority of votes to win. If fewer than 40 percent of those registered vote, a candidate needs only at least 20 percent of votes to win. If there are multiple candidates and none reach the required threshold, there is a runoff round between the two candidates with the most votes. In the proportional tier, an election is valid if at least 25 percent of registered voters turn out.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Parliament 2000-10-08 1,539,743 2,646,321 58.18%
President 2002-12-22 1,454,071 2,705,680 53.74%
President 2003-01-05 1,436,322 2,272,805 63.2%
Referendum 2003-05-10 1,665,565 2,631,252 63.3%
President 2004-06-13 1,285,067 2,655,309 48.4%
President 2004-06-27 1,395,103 2,655,309 52.54%
Parliament 2004-10-10 1,228,653 2,666,196 46.08%
Parliament 2004-10-24 - 2,666,196 -
Parliament 2008-10-12 1,309,965 2,696,090 48.59%
President 2009-05-17 1,393,278 2,691,603 51.76%
Referendum 2012-10-14 1,322,530 2,588,557 51.09%
Parliament 2012-10-14 1,368,301 2,588,556 52.86%
President 2014-05-11 1,331,982 2,554,532 52.14%
President 2014-05-25 1,210,741 2,559,330 47.31%
Referendum 2014-06-29 268,920 2,538,430 10.59%

Voter Turnout