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Lithuanian presidential election, 2004

Lithuanian presidential election, 2004

13 June and 27 June 2004

 
Nominee Valdas Adamkus Kazimiera Danutė Prunskienė
Party Independent LVŽS
Popular vote 723,891 651,024
Percentage 52.6% 47.4%

President before election

Artūras Paulauskas
Independent

Elected President

Valdas Adamkus
Independent

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

Presidential elections were held in Lithuania in June 2004. In the first round on 13 June, the former President, Valdas Adamkus, led the vote tally over the former Prime Minister Kazimira Prunskienė. Adamkus defeated Prunskienė in the second round on 27 June.

The elections were held following the impeachment of President Rolandas Paksas, who was elected in January 2003. Paksas was impeached for allegedly leaking classified material, and granting citizenship for Russian businessman Jurij Borisov in exchange for financial support. The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania ruled that Paksas could not seek re-election as president.

The candidates for the presidency were Adamkus, who had been President from 1998 to 2003 and who was running as an independent, Prunskienė of the Peasants and New Democratic Party Union (NDP), Vilija Blinkevičiutė of the New Union Party (NS), Petras Auštrevičius (independent), and Česlovas Juršėnas of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP).

The election coincided with the 2004 European Parliament election.

Results

Summary of the 13 June 2004 Lithuanian presidential election results[1]
Candidates Nominating party 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Valdas Adamkus Independent 387,837 30.18 723,891 51.89
Kazimiera Prunskienė Peasants and New Democratic Party Union 264,681 20.60 651,024 46.66
Petras Auštrevičius Independent 240,413 18.71
Vilija Blinkevičiūtė New Union Social Liberals 204,819 15.94
Česlovas Juršėnas Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 147,610 11.49
Invalid votes 39,707 3.09 20,188 1.45
Totals 1,245,360 100% 1,374,915 100%
Registered voters/turnout 2,655,309 48.40 2,659,211 52.46

References

  1. ^ Central Election Committee, Central Election Committee
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