Prime Minister of Lithuania

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania
Coat of Arms of Lithuania.svg
Ingrida Simonyte 2019.jpg
Incumbent
Ingrida Šimonytė

since 25 November 2020
AppointerPresident of Lithuania
Term lengthLegislative elections to the Seimas are held every four years at most and newly elected Seimas approves the Prime Minister. No term limits are imposed on the office.
Inaugural holderAugustinas Voldemaras
Formation11 November 1918
Salary€40,000[1](annual,after tax)

The prime minister of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Ministras Pirmininkas, literally translated as Minister-Chairman) is the head of the Government of Lithuania. The prime minister is Lithuania's head of government and is appointed by the President.

List[change | change source]

Parties

  LDDP   TS / TS-LKD   LLS   LSDP   Independent

Name
(Born–Died)
Portrait Legislature
(Election)
Term of office[2][Note 1] Political party
1 Kazimira Prunskienė
(1943–)
K. Prunskiene.jpg Supreme Council
(1990)
17 March 1990 10 January 1991 Independent
(endorsed by Sąjūdis)
2 Albertas Šimėnas
(1950–)
No image.svg 10 January 1991 13 January 1991 Independent
(endorsed by Sąjūdis)
3 Gediminas Vagnorius
(1957–)
1st time
Gediminas Vagnorius (1996).png 13 January 1991 21 July 1992 Independent
(endorsed by Sąjūdis)
4 Aleksandras Abišala
(1955–)
Aleksandras Abišala 2008.03.31.jpg 21 July 1992 26 November 1992 Independent
(endorsed by Sąjūdis)
5 Bronislovas Lubys
(1938–2011)
BronislLubys (cropped).jpg Sixth Seimas
(1992)
12 December 1992 10 March 1993 Independent
(endorsed by Democratic Labour Party)
6 Adolfas Šleževičius
(1948–)
No image.svg 10 March 1993 8 February 1996 Democratic Labour Party
7 Laurynas Stankevičius
(1935–2017)
23 February 1996 19 November 1996 Democratic Labour Party
(3) Gediminas Vagnorius
(1957–)
2nd time
Gediminas Vagnorius (1996).png Seventh Seimas
(1996)
4 December 1996 3 May 1999 Homeland Union (Conservatives)
8 Rolandas Paksas
(1956–)
1st time
Paksas March 2003 (cropped).jpg 1 June 1999 27 October 1999 Homeland Union (Conservatives)
9 Andrius Kubilius
(1956–)
1st time
A.Kubilius 2010.png 3 November 1999 19 October 2000[3] Homeland Union (Conservatives)
(8) Rolandas Paksas
(1956–)
2nd time
Paksas March 2003 (cropped).jpg Eighth Seimas
(2000)
27 October 2000 20 June 2001 Liberal Union
10 Algirdas Brazauskas
(1932–2010)
Algirdas Brazauskas 1998.jpg 4 July 2001 15 November 2004[4] Social Democratic Party
Ninth Seimas
(2004)
29 November 2004 1 June 2006
11 Gediminas Kirkilas
(1951–)
Gediminas Kirkilas 2007.jpg 6 July 2006 17 November 2008 Social Democratic Party
(9) Andrius Kubilius
(1956–)
2nd time
A.Kubilius 2010.png Tenth Seimas
(2008)
28 November 2008 16 November 2012[5] Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats
12 Algirdas Butkevičius
(1958–)
Algirdas Butkevičius in Oct, 2014.jpg Eleventh Seimas
(2012)
26 November 2012 14 November 2016 Social Democratic Party
13 Saulius Skvernelis
(1970–)
Saulius Skvernelis.jpg Twelfth Seimas
(2016)
22 November 2016[6] 13 November 2020 Independent
(endorsed by Farmers and Greens Union)
14 Ingrida Šimonytė
(1974–)
Ingrida Simonyte 2019.jpg Thirteenth Seimas
(2020)
25 November 2020[7] Incumbent Independent
(endorsed by Homeland Union)

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Term of office starts when the Prime Minister is appointed by presidential decree and starts forming the government. Term of office ends when the Prime Minister or the government is dismissed or their resignation is accepted by presidential decree. Term of office does not include the time served in an acting capacity, typically until the next Prime Minister forms a new government.

References[change | change source]

  1. https://m.delfi.lt/verslas/verslas/article.php?id=79837533
  2. "Ankstesnės Vyriausybės. Po 1990 metų". Government of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  3. "DĖL LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VYRIAUSYBĖS GRĄŽINAMŲ ĮGALIOJIMŲ PRIĖMIMO IR PAVEDIMO JAI EITI PAREIGAS". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  4. "DĖL LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VYRIAUSYBĖS GRĄŽINAMŲ ĮGALIOJIMŲ PRIĖMIMO IR PAVEDIMO LAIKINAI EITI PAREIGAS". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  5. "DĖL LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VYRIAUSYBĖS GRĄŽINAMŲ ĮGALIOJIMŲ PRIĖMIMO IR PAVEDIMO JAI LAIKINAI EITI PAREIGAS". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  6. "DELFI ŽINIOSDIENOS NAUJIENOSLIETUVOJE D. Grybauskaitė premjeru paskyrė S. Skvernelį". Delfi.lt. BNS. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  7. https://www.lrp.lt/data/public/uploads/2020/11/2020-11-25-nr.1k-443.pdf