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Lithuanian presidential election, 2014

Lithuanian presidential election, 2014
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Nominee Dalia Grybauskaitė Zigmantas Balčytis
Party Independent Social Democrats
Popular vote 701,999 486,214
Percentage 57.90% 40.10%

President before election

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Independent

Elected President

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Independent

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Presidential elections were held in Lithuania on 11 May 2014, with a second round held on 25 May between the top two candidates from the first round.[1] In the second round, incumbent President Dalia Grybauskaitė was re-elected with 58% of the vote.

Participating candidates

Initially 12 candidates were officially confirmed to participate,[2] but only 7 fulfilled the criterion of 20,000 supporting signatures.[3]

Unsuccessful candidates include: Rolandas Paksas, Linas Balsys, Kristina Brazauskienė, Vladas Lašas, Jonas Lašinis, Rolandas Paulauskas.

Opinion polls

Candidate Spinter Tyrimai
7–15 April 2014[4]
Vilmorus/Lietuvos Rytas
4–9 April 2014 [5]
Spinter Tyrimai
15–20 March 2014[6]
Lietuvos rytas
13–17 March 2014[7]
Spinter Tyrimai
21–28 February 2014[8]
Lietuvos rytas
14–23 February 2014 [9]
Spinter Tyrimai
16–26 January 2014[10]
Spinter Tyrimai
November 2013[10]
Spinter Tyrimai
18–31 October 2013[11]
Grybauskaitė, Dalia 42.5 46.9 39.3 40.9 40.9 43.3 39.7 36.0 36.5
Balčytis, Zigmantas 12.4 9.9 9.7 10.3 8.9 8.3 8.6 3.0 3.3
Paulauskas, Artūras 9.9 10.5 8.9 9.6 6.6 7.3 3.6 2.3 2.1
Puteikis, Naglis 3.5 4.9
Tomaševski, Valdemar 2.9 3.7 2.8 3.4 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.2
Ropė, Bronis 2.5 3.4 2.3 4.1 2.3 2.0
Zuokas, Artūras 3.0 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.9 2.9 2.1 2.2
Balsys, Linas N/A N/A N/A 3.8 2.2 4.1 0.5
Paulauskas, Rolandas N/A N/A N/A 1.1
Brazauskienė, Kristina N/A N/A N/A 0.6
Lašas, Vladas N/A N/A N/A 0.5
Lašinis, Jonas N/A N/A N/A 0.3
Paksas, Rolandas N/A N/A N/A N/A 9.7 14.8 7.6 7.6 4.3
(Undecided) 14.9 18.2 17.7 19.1 8.8 14.4 10.3 10.7
(Not planned to vote) 8.4 9.5 7.6 9.5 11.3 10.9

Results

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Dalia Grybauskaitė Independent 612,485 45.92 701,999 57.90
Zigmantas Balčytis Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 181,659 13.62 486,214 40.10
Artūras Paulauskas Labour Party 160,139 12.01
Naglis Puteikis Independent 124,333 9.32
Valdemar Tomaševski Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania 109,659 8.22
Artūras Zuokas YES 69,677 5.22
Bronis Ropė Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union 55,263 4.14
Invalid/blank votes 20,451 1.53 24,161 1.99
Total 1,333,666 100 1,212,374 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,553,335 52.23 2,559,398 47.37
Source: Central Election Commission, Central Election Commission

References

  1. ^ Lithuania IFES
  2. ^ ELTA. "Candidates". Delfi.lt. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Prezidentas bus renkamas iš septynių kandidatų". Vz.lt. 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Kriterijus, kuris nulems prezidento rinkimų baigtį". Spinter.lt. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  5. ^ Editor, Managing. "Grybauskaitė still frontrunner in presidential raceThe Lithuania Tribune". En.delfi.lt. Archived from the original on 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  6. ^ [en.delfi.lt][permanent dead link] [www.spinter.lt]
  7. ^ editor. "Poll: Grybauskaitė is still the presidential frontrunnerThe Lithuania Tribune". En.delfi.lt. Archived from the original on 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  8. ^ "Prezidento rinkimai: naujos grumtynės dėl antrosios vietos". Spinter.lt. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  9. ^ Editor, Managing. "Grybauskaitė would lead Lithuanian presidential race, followed by PaksasThe Lithuania Tribune". En.delfi.lt. Archived from the original on 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  10. ^ a b "Prezidento rinkimai: aiškėja du favoritai". Spinter.lt. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  11. ^ "Prezidento rinkimai: kokį vertinimą rinkėjai rašytų D. Grybauskaitei?". Spinter.lt. Retrieved 2014-05-28.