Arūnas 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 2008 Lithuanian parliamentary election. Valinskas is married to a Lithuanian singer and TV show host Ingrida Valinskienė and has two sons Arūnas and Šarūnas. In 2002 he was granted a master's degree in law at Vilnius University.

Arūnas Valinskas
Speaker of the Seimas
In office
17 November 2008  15 September 2009
Preceded byČeslovas Juršėnas
Succeeded byIrena Degutienė
Member of the Seimas
In office
17 November 2008  16 November 2012
Personal details
Born (1966-11-28) 28 November 1966
Lazdijai, Lithuania
Political partyLiberal and Centre Union
Spouse(s)Inga Valinskienė
ChildrenArūnas Valinskas
Šarūnas Valinskas

Career as entertainer

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".

Many Litnuanian stars, including Radži, Berneen, Vilija Matačiūnaitė, Vudis became known after appearing in his shows.

Political career

Valinskas founded the National Resurrection Party in 2008 before the election to the Seimas. He was the Speaker of the Seimas from 17 November 2008 to 15 September 2009. Valinskas declared as a candidate for the 2009 Lithuanian presidential elections, but withdrew before the election. In 2011 National Resurrection Party merged to the Liberal and Centre Union.

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