Andrius Kubilius

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Andrius Kubilius

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Member of the European Parliament for Lithuania
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Member of the Seimas
In office
14 November 2016 – 2 July 2019
In office
25 November 1992 – 10 October 2004
9th Prime Minister of Lithuania
In office
9 December 2008 – 13 December 2012
PresidentValdas Adamkus
Dalia Grybauskaitė
Preceded byGediminas Kirkilas
Succeeded byAlgirdas Butkevičius
In office
3 November 1999 – 26 October 2000
PresidentValdas Adamkus
Preceded byIrena Degutienė (Acting)
Succeeded byRolandas Paksas
Leader of the Opposition
In office
20 December 2012 – 14 November 2016
Preceded byAlgirdas Butkevičius
Member of the Seimas
for Antakalnis constituency
In office
15 November 2004 – 14 November 2016
Preceded byAloyzas Sakalas
Succeeded byIngrida Šimonytė
Chairman of the Homeland Union
In office
24 May 2003 – 25 April 2015
Preceded byVytautas Landsbergis
Succeeded byGabrielius Landsbergis
Personal details
Born (1956-12-08) 8 December 1956 (age 63)
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyHomeland Union
Spouse(s)Rasa Kubilienė
Children2 sons
Alma materVilnius University

Andrius Kubilius (born 8 December 1956) is a Lithuanian politician and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). He served as Prime Minister of Lithuania from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.[1] He was leader of the conservative political party Homeland Union.


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]

Personal life[edit]

His wife Rasa Kubilienė is a violinist in the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra; the couple have two sons. Kubilius speaks Lithuanian, Russian and English.


  1. ^ a b LR Vyriausioji rinkimų komisija. Lietuvos Respublikos Seimo rinkimai Archived 15 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 24 November 2008
  2. ^ Lietuvos rytas A.Kubilius į premjerus - užtikrinta persvara Retrieved on 13 October 2016

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Political offices
Preceded by
Irena Degutienė
Prime Minister of Lithuania
Succeeded by
Rolandas Paksas
Preceded by
Gediminas Kirkilas
Prime Minister of Lithuania
Succeeded by
Algirdas Butkevičius