Lithuania Parliamentary election 2016 Timeline Schedule Results Candidates Opinion/Exit Poll winner, Parliamentary Result of Lithuania, Lithuania Seimas Election result 2016, Republic of Lithuania parliamentary general election results 2016 Party wise Candidates Popular votes
Lithuania Parliamentary election Schedule 2016
Parliamentary elections will be held in Lithuania on 9 October 2016, with a second round on 23 October in the constituencies where no candidate wins a majority in the first round of voting. All 141 seats in the Seimas are up for election; 71 in single-seat constituencies elected by majority vote and the remaining 70 in a nationwide constituency based on proportional representation.
The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party is the largest party in the Seimas before the elections, following its victory in the 2012 elections. The Social Democrats formed a government coalition with the Labour Party and Order and Justice.
Lithuania Parliamentary election Preliminary results
Homeland Union won the largest share of the vote (21.66%)in the nationwide constituency and will receive the highest number of seats allocated proportionally (20). Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union, which had failed to clear the 5% threshold in the previous elections and had only one seat in the parliament, finished in a close second place with 21.55% of the nationwide vote and 19 seats.
Government parties suffered a major setback in the first round of the elections. Social Democrats, who had been leading the polls consistently since the previous elections, finished third with 14.43% of the vote. Order and Justice finished with 5.33% (down from 7.31% four years prior), while Labour Party, which had led the popular vote in the elections of 2012, failed to clear the electoral threshold for proportionally allocated seats. The failure of government parties has been attributed to scandals that had surfaced over the months preceding the elections and the adoption of a new labor code that was unpopular with voters.
Only three single-member constituencies were won outright in the first round of voting. The fate of the remaining 68 seats in the Seimas will be determined in the run-off on 23 October.
|Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats||275365||21.66||20||1||21|
|Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union||273924||21.55||19||19|
|Social Democratic Party of Lithuania||183479||14.43||13||13|
|Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance||69796||5.49||5||2||7|
|Order and Justice||67794||5.33||5||5|
|Anti-Corruption Coalition of Kristupas Krivickas and Naglis Puteikis||77055||6.06||0||New|
|(Lithuanian Centre Party, Lithuanian Pensioners' Party)|
|Lithuanian Freedom Union (Liberals)||27231||2.14||0||New|
|Lithuanian Green Party||24656||1.94||0|
|Political Party "Lithuanian List"||21915||1.72||0||New|
|Lithuanian People's Party||12822||1.01||0||0||0|
|Coalition of S. Buškevičius and the Nationalists "Against Corruption and Poverty"||6855||0.54||0||0||0||New|
|(Young Lithuania, Lithuanian Nationalist Union)|
|The Way of Courage||3500||0.28||0||0||0||7|
|Source: Central Electoral Commission (all districts reporting after first round)|
Description of government structure of Lithuania :
- Chief of State: President Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Algirdas BUTKEVICIUS
- Assembly: Lithuania has a unicameral Parliament (Seimas) with 141 seats.
Description of electoral system of Lithuania:
- The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 5-year term.
- The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
- In the Parliament (Seimas), 71 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 70 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.
|Parties||Won't vote||Don't know||No answer|
|PR vote, %||18.4||15.1||19.9||7.3||8.6||5.8||8||3.9||–||8.9||–||–||–|
|Polls by Vilmorus for Lietuvos Rytas|
|2–10 September 2016||16||9.2||5.1||4.8||2.7||2||0.2||12.6||1.5||9.5||12.9||20.7||2.7|
|1–10 July 2016||14.2||10.8||7||5.5||5.9||2.6||–||12||2.5||1.6||14.9||21.6||2|
|3–10 June 2016||16.2||10.9||8.2||6.3||3.6||2.9||–||13||2.6||1.4||11.4||21||1.8|
|5–13 May 2016||16.2||8.9||8.2||5.3||8.9||2.8||–||12.5||2.4||0.5||13.8||18.3||2.2|
|6–15 April 2016||15.7||8||7.7||8.4||9.6||2.5||0.8||11.1||1.8||0.8||12.1||19.5||2|
|8–13 March 2016||21.2||10.2||7.9||7.7||10.4||3.2||0.3||7.1||2.3||0.5||11.3||18.1||1.8|
|11–19 February 2016||23||9.9||6.8||7.4||8.7||3.6||0.7||7.1||2.5||0.8||10.9||16.5||2.1|
|14–20 January 2016||20.7||9.1||7.7||7.7||9.6||3.6||0.2||5.9||1.4||0.6||11.8||18.5||3.2|
|4–11 December 2015||23.5||8.4||9.2||7||9.8||2.9||0.3||6||1.9||0.6||10.5||17.5||2.4|
|5–14 November 2015||24.3||9.9||9.2||7.8||11||2.7||0.1||6.3||1.6||0.9||10.7||13.7||1.8|