June 13, 2004 Held


Republic of Lithuania

Election for Lithuanian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,285,067
Valid Votes:1,245,360
Invalid Votes:39,707

Vote Share by Candidate:

Valdas ADAMKUS387,837


Kazimira Danute PRUNSKIENE*264,681


Petras AUSTREVICIUS240,413




Ceslovas JURSENAS147,610

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Lithuania

Description of government structure:

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

* Parliament Speaker Arturas PAULAUSKAS was designated as interim president after President Rolandas PAKSAS was impeached by parliament on April 6

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Parliament (Seimas), 71 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 4-year terms and 70 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Kazimira Danute PRUNSKIENE
    • Party: N/A
  • Valdas ADAMKUS
    • Party: N/A

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Valdas ADAMKUS*
    • Party: N/A
  • Kazimira Danute PRUNSKIENE*
    • Party: N/A
    • Party: N/A
    • Party: N/A
  • Ceslovas JURSENAS
    • Party: (LSDP)

* ADAMKUS and PRUNSKIENE will advance to the second election round on June 27th.

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on December 22, 2002. Rolandas PAKSAS of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) won the presidency with 54.9% of the votes while independent candidate Valdas ADAMKUS secured 45.1%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,377,075 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 2,655,309 (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: 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: 506,561 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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