Dalia Grybauskaitė

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Dalia Grybauskaitė
Dalia Grybauskaite 2014 by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
President of Lithuania
Assumed office
12 July 2009
Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius
Algirdas Butkevičius
Preceded by Valdas Adamkus
European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget
In office
22 November 2004 – 1 July 2009
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by Michaele Schreyer
Markos Kyprianou (Budget)
Succeeded by Algirdas Šemeta
European Commissioner for Education and Culture
In office
1 May 2004 – 11 November 2004
Served with Viviane Reding
President Romano Prodi
Preceded by Viviane Reding
Succeeded by Ján Figeľ (Education, Training, Culture and Multilingualism)
Personal details
Born (1956-03-01) 1 March 1956 (age 62)
Vilnius, Soviet Union
(now Lithuania)
Alma mater Zhdanov University
Georgetown University
Religion Roman Catholicism

Dalia Grybauskaitė (born 1 March 1956) is a Lithuanian politician. She became the President of Lithuania on 12 July 2009. She was re-elected in May 2014. She is the country's first female President and the first to be elected for a second term.[1][2]

She was Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance, also European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget from 2004 to 2009. She is often referred to as the "Iron Lady" or the "Steel Magnolia".

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lithuania's first female president sworn in for second term". EuroNews. 12 July 2014. 
  2. Skard, Torild (2014) "Kazimiera Prunskiene and Dalia Grybauskaite" in Women of power - half a century of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide, Bristol: Policy Press, ISBN 978-1-44731-578-0, pp. 335-40

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