ElectionGudie

Oct. 10, 2004 Held

1,228,653
Voted
Lithuania

Republic of Lithuania

Election for Seimas (Lithuanian Parliament)

Results

45%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,228,653
Valid Votes:1,195,655
Invalid Votes:32,998

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Labor Party 22 - 340,035

28.44%

Homeland Union - Lithuanian Conservative Party 11 - 176,409

14.75%

For the Order and Justice 9 - 135,807

11.36%

Liberal and Central Union 7 - 109,872

9.19%

Peasant and New Democracy Party 5 - 78,902

6.60%

Working for Lithuania - - -

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 Algirdas Mykolas BRAZAUSKAS
  • 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), 70 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms and 71 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Labor Party (DP)
    • Leader: Viktor USPAKICH
    • Seats won in this election: 38
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Coalition: Working for Lithuania**
    • Leader: Algirdas Mykolas BRAZAUSKAS
    • Seats won in this election: 32
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Homeland Union - Lithuanian Conservative Party (TS)
    • Leader: Andrius KUBILIUS
    • Seats won in this election: 25
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Party: Liberal and Central Union (LiCs)****
    • Leader: Arturas ZUOKAS, Kestutis GLAVECKAS, Petras AUSTREVICIUS
    • Seats won in this election: 18
    • Seats won in last election: 34
  • Coalition: For the Order and Justice*****
    • Leader: Rolandas PAKSAS
    • Seats won in this election: 10
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Peasant and New Democracy Party
    • Leader: Kazimiera PRUNSKIENE
    • Seats won in this election: 10
    • Seats won in last election: 2

** "Working for Lithuania" is a coalition consisting of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSPD) and the New Union - Social Liberal Party (NS)
**** After the 2000 election, the Liberal Union of Lithuania (LLS) which secured 34 seats in the last election merged with the Centre Union of Lithuania (LCS) which had 2 seats and the Modern Christian-Democratic Union to create the Liberal and Central Union (LiCs) bloc.
***** For the Order and Justice" is a coalition consisting of the Liberal Democratic Party and the Lithuanian People's Union "For the Fair Lithuania"

Main parties in the First Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Labor Party (DP)
    • Leader: Viktor USPAKICH
    • Seats won in this election: 22
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Coalition: Working for Lithuania**
    • Leader: Algirdas Mykolas BRAZAUSKAS
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Liberal and Central Union (LiCs)***
    • Leader: Arturas ZUOKAS, Kestutis GLAVECKAS, Petras AUSTREVICIUS
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 34
  • Party: Homeland Union - Lithuanian Conservative Party (TS)
    • Leader: Andrius KUBILIUS
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Coalition: For the Order and Justice*****
    • Leader: Rolandas Paksas
    • Seats won in this election: 9
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Peasant and New Democracy Party
    • Leader: Kazimiera PRUNSKIENE
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 2

** "Working for Lithuania" is a coalition consisting of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSPD) and the New Union - Social Liberal Party (NS)
*** After the 2000 election, the Liberal Union of Lithuania (LLS) which secured 34 seats in the last election merged with the Centre Union of Lithuania (LCS) which had 2 seats and the Modern Christian-Democratic Union to create the Liberal and Central Union (LiCs) bloc.
***** "For the Order and Justice" is a coalition consisting of the Liberal Democratic Party and the Lithuanian People's Union "For the Fair Lithuania"

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary elections were held on October 8, 2000.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,607,899 (July 2004 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,666,196 (October 2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,803,426 (2004)

·         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: 31 (following the 2004 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: 506,561 (est.)