Lithuania

Head of State:President Dalia Grybauskaitė

Head of Government:Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius

Parliament (Seimas):141 members

Last election:Parliamentary, 14 and 28 October 2012

Next election:Presidential, due May 2014

Parliamentary elections

Main political parties, descriptions and election results 2012
Party Description Votes % Seats
DP - The Labour Party - 19,82 29
LSDP - Social Democratic Party of Lithuania Social Democratic 18,37 38
TS-LKD - Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats Christian Democrat 15,08 33
LRLS - Liberals' Movement of the Republic of Lithuania Liberal (Centre-right) 8,57 10
DK - Political Party 'The Way of Courage'  -  7,99  7
TT - Order and Justice Conservative 7,31 11
AWPL - Lithuanian Poles' Electoral Action  -  5,83  8
LVZS - Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union  -  3,88  1

Presidential Elections

Under the 1992 constitution the president is directly elected for a five-year term. If no candidate secures an absolute majority in the first round, there is a runoff between the two leading candidates. A presidential election was held in Lithuania on 17 May 2009..[read more..]

Election results 2008, main candidates. NUTS 3.

EP elections

Lithuania elects 12 members to the European Parliament. The electoral system is based on proportional representation. In the European Parliament election of June 2009, 15 political parties participated. The biggest winner was the Conservatives (TS-LKD) which doubled their share of seats..[read more..]

Election results 2009, main parties. NUTS 3.

EU related referendums

On 27 February, the Seimas passed a decision to organize a mandatory referendum on Lithuania's entry to the EU in 2004, to be held on 10–11 May 2003..[read more..]

Referendum on the Accession to the European Union, 2003. NUTS 3