List of Speakers of the Seimas

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Speakers of the Seimas (Lithuanian: Seimo pirmininkas) is the presiding officer of Seimas, parliament of Lithuania. The speaker and deputy speakers are elected by members of the Seimas during the session.

Speakers[edit]

1920–1940[edit]

Seimas Name[1] From To
Constituent Assembly Aleksandras Stulginskis May 15, 1920 October 6, 1922
First Seimas Leonas Bistras November 13, 1922 March 12, 1923
Second Seimas Antanas Tumėnas June 5, 1923 July 29, 1923
Justinas Staugaitis August 10, 1923 January 27, 1925
Leonas Bistras January 27, 1925 September 25, 1925
Vytautas Petrulis September 25, 1925 June 1926
Third Seimas Jonas Staugaitis June 2, 1926 December 17, 1926
Aleksandras Stulginskis December 19, 1926 April 12, 1927
Fourth Seimas Konstantinas Šakenis September 1, 1936 June 27, 1940
People's Seimas Liudas Adomauskas July 21, 1940 August 1940

1990–present[edit]

Seimas Name From To
Reconstituent Seimas Vytautas Landsbergis March 11, 1990 November 25, 1992
Sixth Seimas Česlovas Juršėnas (acting) November 25, 1992 February 25, 1993
Česlovas Juršėnas February 25, 1993 November 25, 1996
Seventh Seimas Vytautas Landsbergis November 25, 1996 October 18, 2000
Eighth Seimas Artūras Paulauskas October 19, 2000 April 6, 2004
Česlovas Juršėnas (acting) April 6, 2004 July 12, 2004
Artūras Paulauskas July 12, 2004 November 14, 2004
Ninth Seimas Artūras Paulauskas November 15, 2004 April 11, 2006
Vydas Gedvilas (acting) April 11, 2006 April 13, 2006
Viktoras Muntianas April 13, 2006 April 1, 2008
Česlovas Juršėnas April 1, 2008 November 17, 2008
Tenth Seimas Arūnas Valinskas November 17, 2008 September 15, 2009
Irena Degutienė (acting) September 15, 2009 September 17, 2009
Irena Degutienė September 17, 2009 September 14, 2012
Eleventh Seimas Vydas Gedvilas September 14, 2012 Present

First Deputy Speakers[edit]

Seimas Name From To Party
1996–2000 Andrius Kubilius November 26, 1996 November 9, 1999 Homeland Union
Arvydas Vidžiūnas November 9, 1999 October 18, 2000 Homeland Union
2000–2004 Česlovas Juršėnas July 12, 2004 November 14, 2004 Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
2004–2008 Česlovas Juršėnas October 10, 2006 March 31, 2008 Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Algis Čaplikas May 6, 2008 November 17, 2008 Liberal and Centre Union
2008–2012 Irena Degutienė November 20, 2008 September 15, 2009 Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats

Deputy Speakers[edit]

Seimas Name From To Party
Reconstituent Bronislovas Juozas Kuzmickas March 10, 1990 November 22, 1992 Sąjūdis
Kazimieras Motieka March 11, 1990 November 22, 1992 Sąjūdis
Česlovas Vytautas Stankevičius March 10, 1990 November 22, 1992 Sąjūdis
1992–1996 Juozas Bernatonis Democratic Labour Party of Lithuania
Egidijus Bičkauskas Centre Union of Lithuania (from 1993)
Aloyzas Sakalas Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
1996–2000 Romualdas Ozolas November 26, 1996 November 4, 1999 Lithuanian Centre Union
Arvydas Vidžiūnas November 26, 1996 November 9, 1999 Homeland Union
Feliksas Palubinskas November 26, 1996 October 18, 2000 Lithuanian Christian Democratic Party
Rimantas Jonas Dagys November 9, 1999 October 18, 2000 Lithuanian Social Democratic Union
Rasa Juknevičienė November 9, 1999 October 18, 2000 Homeland Union
2000–2004 Vytenis Andrukaitis October 24, 2000 July 11, 2001 Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
July 12, 2004 July 27, 2004
Ramūnas Karbauskis October 24, 2000 May 14, 2001 Lithuanian Peasants Popular Union
Gintaras Steponavičius October 24, 2000 November 14, 2004 Labour Party
Artūras Skardžius October 26, 2000 November 14, 2004 New Union (Social Liberals)
2004–2008 Česlovas Juršėnas November 15, 2004 October 9, 2006 Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Alfredas Pekeliūnas November 15, 2004 November 17, 2008 Peasants and New Democratic Party Union (to May 7, 2007)
Peasants and People's and Civil Democracy (May 8, 2007 – January 17, 2008)
Lithuanian Peasants Popular Union (from January 18, 2008)
Viktoras Muntianas December 9, 2004 April 12, 2006 Labour Party
Vydas Gedvilas April 26, 2005 November 17, 2008 Labour Party
Gintaras Steponavičius January 20, 2005 November 17, 2005 Liberal and Centre Union
Algis Čaplikas October 10, 2006 May 5, 2008 Liberal and Centre Union
2008–2012 Irena Degutienė November 18, 2008 November 19, 2008 Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats
Virginija Baltraitienė November 18, 2008 Present Labour Party
Algis Kašėta November 18, 2008 Present Liberal Movement
Česlovas Stankevičius November 18, 2008 Present Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats
Česlovas Juršėnas September 2009 Present Social Democratic Party of Lithuania


References[edit]

  1. ^ (Lithuanian) "Seimas". Lietuva I. Vilnius: Science and Encyclopaedia Publishing Institute. 2008. p. 252. ISBN 978-5-420-01639-8.