Valentinas Mazuronis

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Valentinas Mazuronis
2009 m. Respublikos Prezidento rinkimai Valentinas Mazuronis 3.jpg
Minister of Environment
In office
13 December 2012 – 26 June 2014
Prime MinisterAlgirdas Butkevičius
Preceded byAlgis Kašėta
Succeeded byKęstutis Trečiokas
Member of the European Parliament
for Lithuania
Assumed office
2014
Personal details
Born (1953-11-18) 18 November 1953 (age 69)
Molėtai, Lithuanian SSR, USSR
(now Lithuania)
Political partyLithuanian Liberal Union (1991–2001)
Order and Justice (2001–2015)
Labour Party (2015–2016)

Valentinas Mazuronis (born 18 November 1953) is a Lithuanian politician and a member of the European Parliament.

Background[edit]

Valentinas Mazuronis was born in Molėtai. After graduating from high school in Utena in 1971, he studied in Lithuanian state institute of arts (now Vilnius Academy of Arts), attaining a degree in architecture in 1976.

After the independence, Mazuronis worked as an architect between 1991 and 2004 under sole proprietorship "Valentino Mazuronio projektavimo biuras".

Political career[edit]

Between 1991 and 2002 Mazuronis was a member of Šiauliai city council. Until 2001, he was the member of the Lithuanian Liberal Union. Upon the split in the party in 2001, Mazuronis joined the Liberal Democratic Party, becoming its chairman in 2002. In 2004, he was elected to the Seimas under the electoral list of the coalition "for the order and justice", headed by Rolandas Paksas. Mazuronis led the Liberal Democratic parliamentary group. He was elected to the Seimas again in 2004 and was the leader of the opposition.[1]

In 2012, Mazuronis was elected to the Seimas for a third term, under the electoral list of Order and Justice party (formerly Liberal Democratic Party).[2] In December 2012 he was appointed the Minister of Environment.[3]

In 2014 Mazuronis was elected as a member of the European Parliament, resigning from his position in the cabinet.[4] In April 2015, Mazuronis left the Order and Justice and joined the ranks of Labour Party.[5] He was appointed the chairman of the party in May 2015, but resigned after the disappointing performance by the party in the first round of Seimas elections in 2016.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seimo nariai - Valentinas MAZURONIS". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Valentinas Mazuronis". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Grybauskaite approves new government". The Baltic Times. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Laikinai V. Mazuronio darbus perims kitas ministras". Delfi.lt. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Europarlamentaras Valentinas Mazuronis priimtas į Darbo partiją". 15min.lt. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  6. ^ Garkauskas, Paulius (30 May 2015). "Darbo partijos pirmininku tapo V. Mazuronis". lrt.lt. Lithuanian National Radio and Television.
  7. ^ "Atsistatydina Darbo partijos pirmininkas V. Mazuronis" [Chairman of the Labour Party V. Mazuronis resigns] (in Lithuanian). Delfi.lt. BNS. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.