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|Member of the European Parliament for Lithuania|
2 July 2019
|Member of the Seimas|
14 November 2016 – 2 July 2019
25 November 1992 – 10 October 2004
|9th Prime Minister of Lithuania|
9 December 2008 – 13 December 2012
|Preceded by||Gediminas Kirkilas|
|Succeeded by||Algirdas Butkevičius|
3 November 1999 – 26 October 2000
|Preceded by||Irena Degutienė (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Rolandas Paksas|
|Leader of the Opposition|
20 December 2012 – 14 November 2016
|Preceded by||Algirdas Butkevičius|
|Member of the Seimas
for Antakalnis constituency
15 November 2004 – 14 November 2016
|Preceded by||Aloyzas Sakalas|
|Succeeded by||Ingrida Šimonytė|
|Chairman of the Homeland Union|
24 May 2003 – 25 April 2015
|Preceded by||Vytautas Landsbergis|
|Succeeded by||Gabrielius Landsbergis|
|Born||8 December 1956
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Homeland Union|
|Alma mater||Vilnius 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. He was leader of the conservative political party Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats.
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.
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.
Kubilius speaks Lithuanian, Russian and English.
His wife Rasa Kubilienė is a violinist in the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra; the couple has two sons.
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