Arūnas Valinskas

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Arūnas Valinskas
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Speaker of Seimas
In office
17 November 2008 – 15 September 2009
Preceded by Česlovas Juršėnas
Succeeded by Irena Degutienė
Personal details
Born (1966-11-28) 28 November 1966 (age 47)
Lazdijai, Lithuania
Political party Liberal and Centre Union
Spouse(s) Inga Valinskienė
Children Arūnas Valinskas
Šarūnas Valinskas

Arūnas Valinskas (born 28 November 1966 in Lazdijai) is a Lithuanian showman, TV producer, TV show host and politician. As the leader of the National Resurrection Party, he was elected to the Seimas, Lithuanian parliament, in the Lithuanian parliamentary election, 2008. Valinskas is married to a Lithuanian singer and TV show host Inga Valinskienė and has two sons Arūnas and Šarūnas. In 2002 he was granted a master's degree in law at Vilnius University.

Acting career[edit]

In the 1990s, Valinskas began his acting and hosting career. He is the creator of several famous TV shows in Lithuania - Taip ir Ne (Litpolinter TV), Arena (BTV), Dviračio šou (both BTV and LNK), and popular reality-competition shows - Kelias į žvaigždes (LNK) and Žvaigždžių vartai (TV3). He has hosted many concerts and shows including - Šeši nuliai - milijonas (LNK). In 2012 he came back to show business with restored TV show "Taip ir Ne".

Political career[edit]

Valinskas founded the National Resurrection Party in 2008 before the election to the Seimas. He was speaker of the Seimas (from 17 November 2008 to 15 September 2009), a candidate for the 2009 Lithuanian presidential elections, but his candidacy was refused. In 2011 National Resurrection Party merged to the Liberal and Centre Union.

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