ElectionGudie

May 26, 2019 Confirmed

Lithuania

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:

  • The office of President of Lithuania

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Saulius SKVERNELIS
  • Assembly: Lithuania has a unicameral Parliament (Seimas) with 141 seats.

* Current President Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE is finishing her second term and is ineligible to run in this election.

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve up to two five-year terms. If no candidate wins an absolute majority of the votes with at least 50% turnout, or receives votes equal to at least one third of all registered voters, the election goes to a second round between the top two candidates.

Candidates in this Election:

  • Gitanas NAUSĖDA
  • Ingrida ŠIMONYTĖ

* All candidates for president are independent. While some candidates belong to and/or are supported by a political party, the office of the president is formally non-partisan.

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 2,864,459 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,486,917

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 1,544,296 (2019 est.)
  • Is Lithuania a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Lithuania ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (18 January 1994)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 34 (following the 2012 elections)
  • Human Development Index Position: 35 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2019)

Disability Data:

  • Is Lithuania a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Lithuania ratified CRPD: Yes (18 August 2010)
  • Population with a disability: 432,665 (est.)