Andrius Kubilius

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Andrius Kubilius
Andrius Kubilius Senate of Poland 01.JPG
9th Prime Minister of Lithuania
In office
9 December 2008 – 13 December 2012
President Valdas Adamkus
Dalia Grybauskaitė
Preceded by Gediminas Kirkilas
Succeeded by Algirdas Butkevičius
In office
3 November 1999 – 26 October 2000
President Valdas Adamkus
Preceded by Irena Degutienė (Acting)
Succeeded by Rolandas Paksas
Leader of the Homeland Union
Incumbent
Assumed office
24 May 2003
Preceded by Vytautas Landsbergis
Personal details
Born (1956-12-08) 8 December 1956 (age 58)
Vilnius, Soviet Union
(now Lithuania)
Political party Homeland Union
Spouse(s) Rasa Kubilienė
Children 2 sons
Alma mater Vilnius University
Religion Roman Catholicism

Andrius Kubilius (born 8 December 1956) is a Lithuanian politician who was Prime Minister of Lithuania from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.[1] He is the leader of the conservative political party Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats.

Biography[edit]

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

Kubilius became a member of the pro-independence Sąjūdis movement, who favoured separation from the Soviet Union. 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 the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats Party into elections on 28 October 2008. Conservatives defeated the Social Democrats, making Kubilius the main candidate for Prime Minister. On 27 November 2008 Kubilius was officially appointed as Prime Minister of Lithuania. He received 89 votes in favour, 27 against, and 16 members of the Seimas abstained. In 2012 Kubilius became the first prime minister of Lithuania, who served the whole term in office.[2]

Kubilius speaks Lithuanian, Russian and English.

Family[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

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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
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Algirdas Butkevičius