2014 Lithuanian presidential election


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.

2014 Lithuanian presidential election

 2009 11 May 2014 (first round)
25 May 2014 (second round)
2019 
 
Nominee Dalia Grybauskaitė Zigmantas Balčytis
Party Independent LSDP
Popular vote 701,999 486,214
Percentage 57.90% 40.10%

President before election

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Independent

Elected President

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Independent

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]
Dalia Grybauskaitė 42.5 46.9 39.3 40.9 40.9 43.3 39.7 36.0 36.5
Zigmantas Balčytis 12.4 9.9 9.7 10.3 8.9 8.3 8.6 3.0 3.3
Artūras Paulauskas 9.9 10.5 8.9 9.6 6.6 7.3 3.6 2.3 2.1
Naglis Puteikis 3.5 4.9
Valdemar Tomaševski 2.9 3.7 2.8 3.4 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.2
Bronis Ropė 2.5 3.4 2.3 4.1 2.3 2.0
Artūras Zuokas 3.0 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.9 2.9 2.1 2.2
Linas Balsys N/A N/A N/A 3.8 2.2 4.1 0.5
Rolandas Paulauskas N/A N/A N/A 1.1
Kristina Brazauskienė N/A N/A N/A 0.6
Vladas Lašas N/A N/A N/A 0.5
Jonas Lašinis N/A N/A N/A 0.3
Rolandas Paksas 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


CandidatePartyFirst roundSecond round
Votes %Votes %
Dalia GrybauskaitėIndependent612,48545.92701,99957.90
Zigmantas BalčytisSocial Democratic Party181,65913.62486,21440.10
Artūras PaulauskasLabour Party160,13912.01
Naglis PuteikisIndependent124,3339.32
Valdemar TomaševskiElectoral Action of Poles in Lithuania109,6598.22
Artūras ZuokasYES69,6775.22
Bronis RopėLithuanian Peasant and Greens Union55,2634.14
Invalid/blank votes20,4511.5324,1611.99
Total1,333,6661001,212,374100
Registered voters/turnout2,553,33552.232,559,39847.37
Source: Central Election Commission, Central Election Commission

References


  1. Lithuania IFES
  2. ELTA (1 March 2014). "Candidates". Delfi.lt. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  3. "Prezidentas bus renkamas iš septynių kandidatų". Vz.lt. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  4. "Kriterijus, kuris nulems prezidento rinkimų baigtį". Spinter.lt. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  5. Editor, Managing (18 April 2014). "Grybauskaitė still frontrunner in presidential race". En.delfi.lt. Archived from the original on 18 April 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  6. http://en.delfi.lt/66414/grybauskaite-leading-presidential-race-201466414/%5B%5D http://www.spinter.lt/site/lt/vidinis/menutop/9/home/publish/NjAwOzk7OzA=
  7. editor (21 March 2014). "Poll: Grybauskaitė is still the presidential frontrunnerThe Lithuania Tribune". En.delfi.lt. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  8. "Prezidento rinkimai: naujos grumtynės dėl antrosios vietos". Spinter.lt. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  9. Editor, Managing. "Grybauskaitė would lead Lithuanian presidential race, followed by PaksasThe Lithuania Tribune". En.delfi.lt. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  10. "Prezidento rinkimai: aiškėja du favoritai". Spinter.lt. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  11. "Prezidento rinkimai: kokį vertinimą rinkėjai rašytų D. Grybauskaitei?". Spinter.lt. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014.