ElectionGudie

Oct. 8, 2000 Held

1,539,743
Voted
Lithuania

Republic of Lithuania

Election for Seimas (Lithuanian Parliament)

Results

56%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,539,743
Valid Votes:1,471,247
Invalid Votes:73,563

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Social Democratic Coalition 49 457,294

31.08%

New Union - Social Liberal 29 288,895

19.64%

The Liberal Union of Lithuania 34 253,823

17.25%

Other Parties 13 180,732

12.28%

Homeland Union - Lithuanian Conservative Party 8 126,850

8.62%

Christian Democratic Union 1 61,583

4.19%

The Lithuanian Peasants' Party 4 60,040

4.08%

The Centre Union of Lithuania 2 42,030

2.86%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 141 seats in the Parliament (Seimas)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Valdas ADAMKUS
  • Head of Government: Premier Andrius KUBILIUS
  • Assembly: Lithuania has a unicameral Parliament (Seimas) with 141 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Parliament (Seimas), 71 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 4-year terms and 70 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Social Democratic Coalition
    • Leader: Algirdas BRAZAUSKAS
    • Seats won in this election: 49
    • Seats won in last election: 25
  • Party: The Liberal Union of Lithuania
    • Leader: Rolandas PAKSAS
    • Seats won in this election: 34
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: New Union - Social Liberal
    • Leader: Arturas PAULAUSKAS
    • Seats won in this election: 29
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Homeland Union - Lithuanian Conservative Party (TS)
    • Leader: Vytautas LANDSBERGIS
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: 70
  • Party: The Lithuanian Peasants' Party
    • Leader: Ramunas KARBAUSKIS
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: The Centre Union of Lithuania (LCS)
    • Leader: Romualdas OZOLAS
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 13
  • Party: Christian Democratic Union
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 13
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • -Last election to the Seimas: October 20, 1996 and November 10, 1996.
    Seats decided in the last election: 137

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,499,536 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 2,646,663 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,861,780 (2000)

·         Is Lithuania a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Lithuania ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (18 January 1994)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 15 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 37 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Lithuania a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Lithuania ratified CRPD: Yes (18 August 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 524,930 (est.)