Lithuania

Parliamentary Elections

Electoral system

Latest election

The latest general elections in Lithuania took place on 12 and 26 October, 2008. Of the 15 parties standing for election, only six crossed the 5 percent threshold; and the only coalition,  DP+j (Dabo partija + jaunimas) , crossed the 7 percent threshold. The Conservatives (TS-LKD) emerged as the victorious party with 19.72 percent of the vote and 45 seats.  After the election TS-LKD formed a coalition with the Liberal Movement of the Republic of Lithuania (LRLS), the Liberal and Centre Union (LCS) and the National Resurrection Party (TPP).

Election results 2008, main parties. Constituencies

Sources

Rose, R. and N. Munro (2003). Elections and Parties in New European Democracies. Washington DC: CQ Press.

Inter-Parliamentary Union, PARLINE database on national parliaments

Central Electoral Committee of the Republic of Lithuania: http://www.vrk.lt/en/