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Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen

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Speaker of the Seimas
Assumed office
13 November 2020
President Gitanas Nausėda
Preceded by Viktoras Pranckietis
Chairperson of the Liberal Movement
Assumed office
21 September 2019
Preceded by Eugenijus Gentvilas
Leader of the Opposition
In office
23 March 2019 – 10 September 2019
Preceded by Andrius Kubilius
Succeeded by Julius Sabatauskas
Member of the Seimas
Assumed office
13 November 2020
Preceded by Mykolas Majauskas
Constituency Senamiestis-Žvėrynas
In office
21 April 2015 – 12 November 2020
Preceded by Remigijus Šimašius
Constituency Party list
Personal details
Born
Viktorija Čmilytė

6 August 1983 (1983-08-06) (age 37)
Šiauliai, Lithuanian SSR, USSR
Political party Liberal Movement
Spouse(s) Alexei Shirov (m. 2001; div. 2007)
Peter Heine Nielsen (m. 2013)
Children 4
Education University of Latvia (BA)
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Born

Title Grandmaster (2010)
Peak rating 2542 (June 2017)

Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen (née Čmilytė; born 6 August 1983) is a Lithuanian politician and chess player. She is the current Speaker of the Seimas since 13 November 2020. She is the third woman to hold this position.

She was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2010. She was European women's champion in 2011, and is a two-time Lithuanian champion.

Čmilytė-Nielsen began her career in politics in 2015, when she was selected to replace Remigijus Šimašius in the Seimas for the Liberal Movement. She became Seimas opposition leader in 2019.

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