ElectionGudie

Oct. 12, 2008 Held

1,309,965
Voted
Lithuania

Republic of Lithuania

Election for Seimas (Lithuanian Parliament)

Results

46%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,309,965
Valid Votes:1,236,716
Invalid Votes:73,249

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Rising Nation Party 13 - 186,629

15.09%

Liberal Democratic / Order and Justice Party 11 - 156,777

12.68%

Social Democratic Party 10 - 144,890

11.72%

Labor Party 8 - 111,149

8.99%

Liberal Movement 5 - 70,862

5.73%

Liberal and Center Union 5 - 66,078

5.34%

Electoral Action of Lithuanian Poles - - 59,237

4.79%

Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union - - 46,162

3.73%

New Union / Social Liberal - - 45,061

3.64%

Civil Democracy Party - - 13,775

1.11%

Homeland Union / Conservative Party - - -

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: Prime Minister Gediminas KIRKILAS **
  • Assembly: Lithuania has a unicameral Parliament (Seimas) with 141 seats.

** Prime Minister appointed by the president on the approval of the Parliament.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • 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 a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Homeland Union - Lithuania Christian Democrats
    • Seats won in last election: 25
  • Party: Rising Nation Party
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Lithuanian Social Democratic Party
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Order and Justice Party
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Labor Party and Youth Coalition
    • Seats won in last election: 38
  • Party: Liberal and Center Union
    • Seats won in last election: 18
  • Party: Liberals Movement of the Republic of Lithuania
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Lithuanian Poles' Electoral Action
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: Union of Lithuanian Peasants and Peoples
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: New Union (Social Liberals)
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 3,162,916 (2008)
  • Registered voters: 2,696,090 (2008)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,718,594 (2008)

·         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: 25 (following the 2008 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: 474,437 (est.)