Rolandas Paksas

Lithuanian politician

Rolandas Paksas (born 10 June 1956) is a Lithuanian politician who was President of Lithuania from 2003 until his impeachment and removal from office in 2004. He was Prime Minister of Lithuania in 1999 and again from 2000 to 2001, and he was Mayor of Vilnius from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2000 to 2001.


Rolandas Paksas

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Member of European Parliament
In office
4 June 2009 – 1 July 2019
6th President of Lithuania
In office
26 February 2003 – 6 April 2004
Prime MinisterAlgirdas Brazauskas
Preceded byValdas Adamkus
Succeeded byValdas Adamkus
8th Prime Minister of Lithuania
In office
26 October 2000 – 20 June 2001
PresidentValdas Adamkus
Preceded byAndrius Kubilius
Succeeded byEugenijus Gentvilas (Acting)
In office
18 May 1999 – 27 October 1999
PresidentValdas Adamkus
Preceded byIrena Degutienė (Acting)
Succeeded byIrena Degutienė (Acting)
Leader of the Opposition
In office
12 July 2001 – 1 November 2001
Member of the Seimas
In office
19 October 2000 – 15 February 2003
Preceded byAloyzas Sakalas
Succeeded byAndrius Kubilius
ConstituencyAntakalnis
Personal details
Born (1956-06-10) 10 June 1956 (age 64)
Telšiai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyCommunist Party (1983–1989)
Democratic Labour Party (1989–1995)
Homeland Union (1995–2000)
Liberal Union (2000–2002)
Order and Justice (2002–2018)
Independent (2018–present)
Spouse(s)Laima Paksienė
Alma materVilnius Gediminas Technical University
Leningrad Civil Aviation Academy
ProfessionPilot, Politician, Bussinesman, Engineer.
Military service
Allegiance Lithuania
Branch/serviceInsignia of the National Defence Volunteer Forces (Lithuania).png National Defence Volunteer Forces
Rank16-Lithuania Air Force-MAJ.svg Major[1]

He is thought to be worst President of Lithuania in modern history.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "KASP brošiūra" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
  2. https://www.delfi.lt/news/daily/lithuania/politologai-baisisi-rpakso-kadencijos-rezultatais.d?id=4076996