Irena Degutienė

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Irena Degutienė
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Prime Minister of Lithuania
Acting
In office
27 October 1999 – 3 November 1999
President Valdas Adamkus
Preceded by Rolandas Paksas
Succeeded by Andrius Kubilius
In office
4 May 1999 – 18 May 1999
President Valdas Adamkus
Preceded by Gediminas Vagnorius
Succeeded by Rolandas Paksas
Speaker of the Seimas
In office
15 September 2009 – 14 September 2012
Preceded by Arūnas Valinskas
Succeeded by Vydas Gedvilas
Minister for Social Security and Labour
In office
4 December 1996 – 27 October 2000
Prime Minister Gediminas Vagnorius
Preceded by Mindaugas Mikaila
Succeeded by Vilija Blinkevičiūtė
Personal details
Born (1949-06-01) 1 June 1949 (age 65)
Šiauliai, Soviet Union (now Lithuania)
Political party Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats
Spouse(s) Gediminas Degutis
Alma mater Vilnius University
Religion Roman Catholicism

Irena Degutienė (born 1 June 1949 in Šiauliai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Lithuanian politician and member of the conservative Homeland Union, currently Speaker of Seimas. She was twice the acting Prime Minister of Lithuania, first from 4 May 1999 to 18 May 1999 and then from 27 October 1999 to 3 November 1999. She has also been the Minister for Social Security and Labour from 1996 to 2000. In 1978, she graduated from Vilnius University with a degree in medicine. For almost twenty years, she worked in Vilnius Red Cross Hospital before becoming a secretary in the Ministry of Health in 1994. In 1996, she was elected to Seimas and re-elected in 2000.

On 15 September 2009 Irena Degutienė became Speaker of Seimas, a position she held until 14 September 2012. She is the first woman to hold such position in Lithuania's history.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ I.Degutienė išrinkta Seimo pirmininke . retrieved on 2009-09-17
Political offices
Preceded by
Gediminas Vagnorius
Prime Minister of Lithuania
Acting

1999
Succeeded by
Rolandas Paksas
Preceded by
Rolandas Paksas
Prime Minister of Lithuania
Acting

1999
Succeeded by
Andrius Kubilius
Preceded by
Arūnas Valinskas
Speaker of the Seimas
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Vylas Gedvilas