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Andrius Kubilius


Incumbent
Assumed office 
9 December 2008
President Valdas Adamkus
Dalia Grybauskaitė
Preceded by Gediminas Kirkilas
In office
3 November 1999 – 9 November 2000
President Valdas Adamkus
Preceded by Irena Degutienė (Acting)
Succeeded by Rolandas Paksas

Chairman of the Homeland Union
Incumbent
Assumed office 
2003
Preceded by Vytautas Landsbergis

Born 8 December 1956 (1956-12-08) (age 53)
Vilnius, Soviet Union (now Lithuania)
Political party Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats
Spouse(s) Rasa Kubilienė
Children 2 sons

Andrius Kubilius (born 8 December 1956, Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union) is the current Prime Minister of Lithuania. He already served as the Prime Minister back in 1999.[1] He is the leader of the conservative political party Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats.

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Biography

After graduation from the 22nd secondary school in Vilnius, Kubilius was accepted to the Vilnius University and studied in the Faculty of Physics until 1979. He continued his academic career and postgraduate studies at the Vilnius University from 1981 to 1984.

Kubilius became the member of the pro-independence Sąjūdis movement. He later became the Executive Secretary of the Sąjūdis Council. Soon after the re-establishment of Lithuania's independence Kubilius was elected to the Seimas (parliament). Since then Kubilius has been an active figure in Lithuanian politics. He became a member of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats in 1993.[1]

Kubilius led Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats Party into elections held on 28 October 2008. Conservatives defeated the Social Democrats, making Kubilius the main candidate for the Prime Minister. On 27 November 2008 Kubilius was officially appointed as the Prime Minister of Lithuania. He received 89 votes in favour, 27 against, and 16 members of the Seimas abstained.[2]

Kubilius speaks Lithuanian, Russian and English.

Family

His wife Rasa Kubilienė is a violinist in the Lithuanian National Symphonic Orchestra; the couple have two sons.

References

  1. ^ a b LR Vyriausioji rinkimų komisija. Lietuvos Respublikos Seimo rinkimai. Retrieved on 2008-11-24
  2. ^ Lietuvos rytas A.Kubilius į premjerus - užtikrinta persvara Retrieved on 2008-11-27

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Political offices
Preceded by
Irena Degutienė
Acting
Prime Minister of Lithuania
1999 – 2000
Succeeded by
Rolandas Paksas
Preceded by
Gediminas Kirkilas
Prime Minister of Lithuania
2008 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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