Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen

Lithuanian chess player and politician

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.[1]


Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen

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Speaker of the Seimas
Assumed office
13 November 2020
PresidentGitanas Nausėda
Preceded byViktoras Pranckietis
Chairperson of the Liberal Movement
Assumed office
21 September 2019
Preceded byEugenijus Gentvilas
Leader of the Opposition
In office
23 March 2019 – 10 September 2019
Preceded byAndrius Kubilius
Succeeded byJulius Sabatauskas
Member of the Seimas
Assumed office
13 November 2020
Preceded byMykolas Majauskas
ConstituencySenamiestis-Žvėrynas
In office
21 April 2015 – 12 November 2020
Preceded byRemigijus Šimašius
ConstituencyParty list
Personal details
Born
Viktorija Čmilytė

(1983-08-06) 6 August 1983 (age 38)
Šiauliai, Lithuanian SSR, USSR
Political partyLiberal Movement
Spouse(s)Alexei Shirov (m. 2001; div. 2007)
Peter Heine Nielsen (m. 2013)
Children4
EducationUniversity of Latvia (BA)
Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen
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TitleGrandmaster (2010)
FIDE rating2538 (December 2021)
Peak rating2542 (June 2017)

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen išrinkta Seimo pirmininke – palaikė 106 parlamentarai". LRT (in Lithuanian). 13 November 2020.