47.6% of voters voted in the Lithuanian Seimas elections / Article / LSM.lv

In the first round of the Seimas elections in Lithuania, 47.6% of the country’s eligible voters participated, which is three percentage points less than in the previous parliamentary elections four years ago.

In the previous voting, 11.64% of voters have expressed their will this time, on Sunday another 35.52% of voters in Lithuania voted, but, including Lithuanian citizens who voted abroad – 35.9%, according to the information of the Central Election Commission (CEC) published by polling stations. closure.

In 2016, 50.64% of Lithuanians with the right to vote took part in the parliamentary elections and 6.65% of them voted in advance, but this year, in order to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, four days have been set aside for the previous vote. On Friday and Saturday, there was a vote at home, which was also open to people who need to be in isolation.

According to CVK, 2,449,683 people were entitled to go to the polls this time, almost 55,000 less than four years ago.

Polling stations closed their doors at 8 p.m.

As Laura Matjošaitīte, the chairman of the CEC, announced at the press conference in the morning, this time the announcement of the voting results could be a bit delayed both due to the longer time it takes to compile the previous voting results and due to the security measures introduced for Covid-19.

141 deputies must be elected to the Lithuanian Seimas, 70 deputies are elected in a multi-member constituency according to party lists, and 71 – in single-member constituencies.

It is expected that the election of all deputies in single-member constituencies will require a second round of elections on October 25.

On Sunday, Lithuanian police received 70 reports of possible violations, mainly about unauthorized campaigning on election day, suspicious persons or cars near polling stations, violations of public order and non-compliance with the requirements for restricting the spread of the new coronavirus. A pre-trial investigation has been launched into a case in Vilnius where an aggressive voter tore off a mask of an election commission member and hit him in the face.

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