ElectionGudie

May 10, 2003 Held

1,665,565
Voted
Lithuania

Results

63%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,665,565
Valid Votes:1,645,054
Invalid Votes:20,511

Provisions

Voters are asked to vote on the following question in the referendum: "I am for Lithuania's membership of the European Union."

No147,452

8.96

Yes1,497,602

91.04

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At stake in this Referendum:

  • The referendum will ask voters to decide whether to approve or disapprove Lithuania's membership in the European Union.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rolandas PAKSAS
  • Head of Government: Premier Algirdas Mykolas BRAZAUSKAS
  • Assembly: Lithuania has a unicameral Parliament (Seimas) with 141 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • European Union Referendum Voters are asked to vote on the following question in the referendum: 'I am for Lithuania's membership of the European Union.'

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,415,213 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 2,631,252 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,821,993 (2003)

·         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: 512,281 (est.)