Algirdas Mykolas Brazaushas

Engineer and

Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania

PRIME MINISTER
OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

ALGIRDAS MYKOLAS BRAZAUSKAS

Born on 22 September 1932 in Rokiškis

1956

Graduated from Kaunas Polytechnic Institute in 1956 as a civil engineer specialising in hydrotechnical equipment

1965

Appointed Minister of the Building Material Industry

1967

Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Committee

1974

Granted a degree of Doctor of Science in Economy

1988

Elected 1st Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Lithuania

1990

Elected Chairman of the Lithuanian Democratic Labour Party (LDLP)

1989

Elected a member of the Supreme Council – the Reconstituent Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

March 1990-
January 1991

Appointed Deputy Prime Minister of the 1st Government of the Republic of Lithuania

1992

Member of the Seimas. Elected Chairman of the Seimas

25 November
1992-
25 February
1993

Acting President of the Republic of Lithuania

1993-1998

Elected President of the Republic of Lithuania by direct suffrage, receiving 60 percent of all votes. Pursuant to the Constitution, suspended his membership in the LDLP
2001 Elected Chairman of the Social Democratic Party
By Presidential Decree of 4 July 2001 appointed Prime Minister. Started his office on 12 July 2001.

Doctor of Science in Economics, Doctor honoris causa (Honorary Doctor) of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Kiev University, Minsk University of Humanities, Kaunas University of Technology.

Married, has got two daughters and five grandchildren.

 

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