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May 26, 2024 Confirmed

Lithuania

Republic of Lithuania

Election for Lithuanian Presidency

Results

Voter Participation

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,196,001
Valid Votes:1,177,928
Invalid Votes:18,073

Vote Share by Candidate:

Gitanas NAUSĖDA886,874

74.15

Ingrida ŠIMONYTĖ291,054

24.34

Results Notes

Results Source: VRK


Election Results Modified: Jun 03, 2024

General Information

At Stake in this Election:

  • Presidency of Lithuania

The first round of the presidential election was held on 12 May 2024.

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Gitanas NAUSĖDA (since 12 July 2019)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ingrida ŠIMONYTĖ (since 24 November 2020)
  • Assembly: unicameral Parliament (Seimas) with 141 seats

Electoral System:

  • The President is directly elected by majority vote in up to two rounds. To be elected in the first round, a candidate must either: win an absolute majority of the vote if at least half of the electorate participates or win the largest number of votes which must also represent at least 1/3 of the total electorate if less than half of the electorate participates. The second round, if applicable, is determined by plurality vote. The President may serve up to two 5-year terms.
  • The Prime Minister is nominated by the President and confirmed by Parliament
  • In Parliament, 71 members are elected by absolute majority vote from single-seat constituencies and 70 are elected by proportional representation vote from a single, nationwide constituency. All 141 members are directly elected and serve unlimited 4-year terms.

Last Election:

In the 2019 presidential election, Gitanas NAUSĖDA won in a single round with 65.86% of the vote, defeating Ingrida ŠIMONYTĖ. Voter turnout was 53.88%.

Information for Voters:

Informacija rinkėjui / Voter Information (in Lithuanian)

Key Deadlines:

Main Candidates in this Election:

The role of President is considered non-partisan in Lithuania, therefore candidates run as independents.

  • Gitanas NAUSĖDA
    • Incumbent
  • Ingrida ŠIMONYTĖ

Population and Registered Voters:

Gender Data:

Disability Data:

  • CRPD Status: Signed 30 March 2007, Ratified 18 August 2010
  • Projected population with a disability: 453,062 (2022 est.)

IFES Resources:

  • Does IFES have a presence in Lithuania: No
  • Election Access: Yes
  • Election Judgements:  Yes, 14 resources
Election Modified: Jun 03, 2024

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