Lithuanian presidential election, 2009

Lithuanian presidential election, 2009
19 May 2009

Nominee Dalia Grybauskaitė Algirdas Butkevičius
Party Independent Social Democrats
Popular vote 950,407 162,665
Percentage 69.1% 11.8%

     Dalia Grybauskaitė
     Valdemar Tomaševski
     Algirdas Butkevičius
     Kazimiera Prunskienė

President before election

Valdas Adamkus

Elected President

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Coat of arms of Lithuania
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of

A presidential election was held in Lithuania on 17 May 2009. A run-off election would have been held on 7 June 2009 had one been necessary.[1] European Commissioner Dalia Grybauskaitė was elected with 69 percent of the valid vote and took office on 12 July as the country's first female president.

Candidates to participate

The Electoral Commission registered 14 candidates for participation in the presidential election. Candidates who dropped out of election before the start.

Candidates for election

Candidates confirmed for election with more than 20 thousands signatures.


According to the opinion polls Dalia Grybauskaitė was the undisputed leader in the race for the Presidency.[4][5]


 Summary of the 17 May 2009 Lithuanian presidential election results
Candidate Party Votes %
Dalia Grybauskaitė Independent 950,407 68.21
Algirdas Butkevičius Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 162,665 11.68
Valentinas Mazuronis Order and Justice 84,656 6.08
Valdemar Tomaševski Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania 65,255 4.68
Kazimira Prunskienė Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union 53,778 3.86
Loreta Graužinienė Labour Party 49,686 3.57
Česlovas Jezerskas Independent 9,191 0.66
Invalid votes 17,640 1.27
Total 1,393,278 100
Registered voters/turnout2,691,60351.76
Source: Central Election Commission


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/19/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.