Kazimira Danutė Prunskienė is a Lithuanian politician who was the first Prime Minister of Lithuania after the declaration of independence of 11 March 1990, and Minister of Agriculture in the government of Gediminas Kirkilas. She was the leader of the Peasants and New Democratic Party Union and the Lithuanian People's Party. From 1981–1986, she worked in West Germany. She ran in the 2004 Lithuanian presidential election against Valdas Adamkus, hoping to receive votes from supporters of impeached president Rolandas Paksas. She finished in second place in the first round and was defeated in the runoff. Prunskienė is also a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an International network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers whose mission is to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women and equitable development.
|Born:||Feb 26, 1943, Vasiuliškė, Ostland|
|Political party:||Communist Party, New Democracy - Women Party (1995-2001), Popular Peasants Union, People's Party|
|Other political affiliations:||Sąjūdis (1988-1990)|
|Alma mater:||Vilnius University|
|Preceded by:||Position re-established|
|Succeeded by:||Albertas Šimėnas|
About Kazimira Prunskiene
Member of the Lithuanian People's Party who held office as Lithuania's first female Prime Minister from 1990 to 1991. She has led the Peasants and New Democratic Party Union.
She worked briefly as an instructor at Vilnius University, after graduating from the school in 1965.
She has served as Lithuania's Minister of Agriculture and as a member of the Council of Women World Leaders.
She had three children, Vaidotas, Rasa, and Daivita, with her first husband, before marrying Algimantas Tarvidas in 1989.
She was replaced by Gediminas Vagnorius during the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania.
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- Vilnius University alumni