ElectionGudie

Oct. 14, 2012 Held

1,368,301
Voted
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Republic of Lithuania

Election for Seimas (Parliament)

Results

51%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,368,301
Valid Votes:1,310,420
Invalid Votes:57,881

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Labour Party 29 - 271,458

20.72%

Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 38 - 251,528

19.19%

Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats 33 - 206,271

15.74%

Liberal Movement 10 - 117,335

8.95%

Way of Courage 7 - 109,310

8.34%

Order and Justice 11 - 100,078

7.64%

Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania 8 - 79,829

6.09%

Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union 1 - 53,112

4.05%

Liberal and Centre Union - - 28,247

2.16%

Homeland Revival and Perspective - - 24,091

1.84%

Christian Party - - 16,484

1.26%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 141 seats in the Parliament (Seimas)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Andrius KUBILIUS
  • 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.
  • 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.***

*** In the nominal tier, if 40 percent of registered voters turn out, the winner must have an absolute majority. If fewer than 40 percent turn out, the winner must have at least 20 percent of votes. If neither condition is satisfied and there have been at least two candidates, there is a runoff round. In the proportional tier, an election is valid of at least 25 percent of registered voters turn out.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats / Tėvynės sąjunga - Lietuvos krikščionys demokratai (TS-LKD)
    Leader: Andrius KUBILIUS
    Seats won in this election: 33
    Seats won in last election: 46
  • Party: Order and Justice / Tvarka ir Teisingumas (TT)
    Leader: Rolandas PASKAS
    Seats won in this election: 11
    Seats won in last election: 15
  • Party: Social Democratic Party of Lithuania (Algirdas) / Lietuvos Socialdemokratų Partija (LSDP)
    Leader: BUTKEVIČIUS
    Seats won in this election: 38
    Seats won in last election: 25
  • Alliance: Labour Party / Darbo Partija (DP)
    Leader: Viktor USPASKICH
    Seats won in this election: 29
    Seats won in last election: 10
  • Party: Liberal Movement / Liberalų Sąjūdis (LRLS)
    Leader: Eligijus MASIULIS
    Seats won in this election: 10
    Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Liberal and Centre Union / Liberalų ir Centro Sąjunga (LiCS)
    Leader: Algis ČAPLIKAS
    Seats won in this election: 0
    Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania / Lietuvos Lenkų Rinkimų Akcija (AWPL)
    Leader: Waldemar TOMASZEWSKI
    Seats won in this election: 8
    Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union / Lietuvos Valstiečių ir Žaliųjų Sąjunga (LVŽS)
    Leader: Ramunas KARBAUSKIS
    Seats won in this election: 1
    Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Homeland Revival and Perspective / Tėvynės Atgimimas ir Perspektyva (TAIP)
    Leader: Arturas ZUOKAS
    Seats won in this election: 0
    Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Way of Courage / Drąsos Kelias
    Leader: Neringa VENCKIENĖ
    Seats won in this election: 7
    Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Christian Party / Krikščionių Partija (KP)
    Leader: Gediminas VAGNORIUS
    Seats won in this election: 0
    Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,525,761 (July 2012 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,588,556 (October 2012 )