List of Speakers of the Seimas

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

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Speakers

1920–1940

SeimasName[1]FromTo
Constituent AssemblyAleksandras StulginskisMay 15, 1920October 6, 1922
First SeimasLeonas BistrasNovember 13, 1922March 13, 1923
Second SeimasAntanas TumėnasJune 5, 1923July 29, 1923
Justinas StaugaitisAugust 10, 1923January 27, 1925
Leonas BistrasJanuary 27, 1925September 25, 1925
Vytautas PetrulisSeptember 25, 1925June 1926
Third SeimasJonas StaugaitisJune 2, 1926December 17, 1926
Aleksandras StulginskisDecember 19, 1926April 12, 1927
Fourth SeimasKonstantinas ŠakenisSeptember 1, 1936June 27, 1940
People's SeimasLiudas AdomauskasJuly 21, 1940August 1940

1990–present

SeimasNameFromTo
Reconstituent SeimasVytautas LandsbergisMarch 11, 1990November 25, 1992
Sixth SeimasAlgirdas BrazauskasNovember 25, 1992February 25, 1992
Česlovas Juršėnas (acting)November 25, 1992February 25, 1993
Česlovas JuršėnasFebruary 25, 1993November 25, 1996
Seventh SeimasVytautas LandsbergisNovember 25, 1996October 18, 2000
Eighth SeimasArtūras PaulauskasOctober 19, 2000April 6, 2004
Česlovas Juršėnas (acting)April 6, 2004July 12, 2004
Artūras PaulauskasJuly 12, 2004November 14, 2004
Ninth SeimasArtūras PaulauskasNovember 15, 2004April 11, 2006
Vydas Gedvilas (acting)April 11, 2006April 13, 2006
Viktoras MuntianasApril 13, 2006April 1, 2008
Česlovas JuršėnasApril 1, 2008November 17, 2008
Tenth SeimasArūnas ValinskasNovember 17, 2008September 15, 2009
Irena Degutienė (acting)September 15, 2009September 17, 2009
Irena DegutienėSeptember 17, 2009September 14, 2012
Eleventh SeimasVydas GedvilasSeptember 14, 20123 October 2013
Loreta Graužinienė3 October 201314 November 2016
Twelfth SeimasViktoras Pranckietis14 November 2016Present

First Deputy Speakers

SeimasNameFromToParty
1996–2000Andrius KubiliusNovember 26, 1996November 9, 1999Homeland Union
Arvydas VidžiūnasNovember 9, 1999October 18, 2000Homeland Union
2000–2004Česlovas JuršėnasJuly 12, 2004November 14, 2004Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
2004–2008Česlovas JuršėnasOctober 10, 2006March 31, 2008Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Algis ČaplikasMay 6, 2008November 17, 2008Liberal and Centre Union
2008–2012Irena DegutienėNovember 20, 2008September 16, 2009Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats
Raimondas ŠukysSeptember 24, 2009March 10, 2010Liberal and Centre Union
2012–2016Vytautas GapšysNovember 16, 2012October 3, 2013Labour Party
Vydas GedvilasOctober 3, 201314 November 2016Labour Party
2016–2020Rima BaškienėNovember 14, 2016PresentLithuanian Farmers and Greens Union

Deputy Speakers

SeimasNameFromToParty
ReconstituentBronislovas Juozas KuzmickasMarch 10, 1990November 22, 1992Sąjūdis
Kazimieras MotiekaMarch 11, 1990November 22, 1992Sąjūdis
Česlovas Vytautas StankevičiusMarch 10, 1990November 22, 1992Sąjūdis
1992–1996Juozas BernatonisDemocratic Labour Party of Lithuania
Egidijus BičkauskasCentre Union of Lithuania (from 1993)
Aloyzas SakalasSocial Democratic Party of Lithuania
1996–2000Romualdas OzolasNovember 26, 1996November 4, 1999Lithuanian Centre Union
Arvydas VidžiūnasNovember 26, 1996November 9, 1999Homeland Union
Feliksas PalubinskasNovember 26, 1996October 18, 2000Lithuanian Christian Democratic Party
Rimantas Jonas DagysNovember 9, 1999October 18, 2000Lithuanian Social Democratic Union
Rasa JuknevičienėNovember 9, 1999October 18, 2000Homeland Union
2000–2004[2] Vytenis Andriukaitis July 12, 2001July 27, 2004 Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Ramūnas KarbauskisOctober 24, 2000May 14, 2001Lithuanian Peasants Popular Union
Gintaras SteponavičiusOctober 24, 2000November 14, 2004Labour Party
Artūras SkardžiusOctober 26, 2000November 14, 2004New Union (Social Liberals)
2004–2008[3]Česlovas JuršėnasNovember 15, 2004October 9, 2006Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Alfredas PekeliūnasNovember 15, 2004November 17, 2008Peasants 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 MuntianasDecember 9, 2004April 12, 2006Labour Party
Vydas GedvilasApril 26, 2005November 17, 2008Labour Party
Gintaras SteponavičiusJanuary 20, 2005November 17, 2008Liberal and Centre Union
Algis ČaplikasOctober 10, 2006May 5, 2008Liberal and Centre Union
Andrius KubiliusOctober 10, 2006November 17, 2008Homeland Union
2008–2012[4]Irena DegutienėNovember 18, 2008November 19, 2008Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats
Virginija BaltraitienėNovember 18, 2008November 16, 2012Labour Party
Algis KašėtaNovember 18, 2008June 22, 2011Liberal Movement
Česlovas StankevičiusNovember 18, 2008November 16, 2012Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats
Raimondas ŠukysNovember 18, 2008September 23, 2009Liberal and Centre Union
Česlovas JuršėnasSeptember 24, 2009November 16, 2012Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Algis ČaplikasApril 21, 2011November 16, 2012Liberal and Centre Union
Erikas TamašauskasNovember 10, 2011November 16, 2011Liberal Movement
2012-2016 Algirdas SysasNovember 16, 2012November 14, 2016Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Gediminas KirkilasNovember 16, 2012November 14, 2016Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Kęstas KomskisNovember 16, 2012November 14, 2016Order and Justice
Jaroslav NarkevičNovember 16, 2012November 14, 2016Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania
Irena DegutienėNovember 16, 2012November 14, 2016Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats
2016–2020[5] Irena DegutienėNovember 14, 2016PresentHomeland Union
Gediminas KirkilasNovember 14, 2016PresentSocial Democratic Labour Party of Lithuania
Jonas LiesysSeptember 28, 2018PresentLiberal Movement
Arvydas NekrošiusNovember 14, 2016PresentLithuanian Farmers and Greens Union
Irena ŠiaulienėApril 7, 2017PresentSocial Democratic Labour Party of Lithuania
Remigijus ŽemaitaitisSeptember 28, 2018PresentOrder and Justice

References

  1. "Seimas". Lietuva (in Lithuanian). I. Vilnius: Science and Encyclopaedia Publishing Institute. 2008. p. 252. ISBN 978-5-420-01639-8.
  2. "Seimo valdyba". Seimas ogf the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  3. "Seimo Pirmininko pavaduotojai". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
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