ElectionGudie

May 17, 2009 Held

1,393,278
Voted
Lithuania

Republic of Lithuania

Election for President

Results

51%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,393,278
Valid Votes:1,375,638
Invalid Votes:17,640

Candidates:

Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE950,407

69.09

Algirdas BUTKEVICIUS162,665

11.82

Valentinas MAZURONIS84,656

6.15

Valdemar TOMASEVSKI65,255

4.74

Kazimira PRUNSKIENE53,778

3.91

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Lithuania

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Valdas ADAMKUS
  • 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 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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 3,162,916 (2009)
  • Registered voters: 2,691,603 (2009)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,702,345 (2009)

·         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.)