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Lithuanian Counties

Counties Alytus - Kaunas - Klaipeda - Marijampole - Panevezys - Siauliai - Taurage - Telsiai - Utena - Vilnius -

Note: According to the Law on the "Territorial Administrative Units of the Republic of Lithuania and their Boundaries", 19 Jul 1994, Lithuania was divided into 10 counties (plural – apskritys, singular – apskritis).

These county administrations were abolished on 1 Jul 2010.

Party abbreviations: DP = Darbo Partija (Labour Party); LCSLiberalu ir Centro Sajunga (Liberal and Centre Union, est.2003); LLP = Lietuvos Liberaldemokratu Partija (Lithuanian Liberal-Democratic Party, populist, est.2002); LLS = Lietuvos Liberalu Sajunga (Lithuanian Liberal Union, liberal, est.1990); LRLS = Lietuvos Respublikos Liberalu Sajudis (Lithuanian Republic Liberal Movement, center-right, est.2006); LSDP = Lietuvos Socialdemokratu Partija (Lithuanian Social-Democratic Party, social-democratic, 1896-1936, est.1989, merger with LDDP 2001); LVLS = Lietuvos valstieciu liaudininku sajunga (Union of Lithuanian Peasants and Peoples); LVP-NDP = Lietuvos Valstieciu Partija - Naujosios Demokratijos Partija (Lithuanian Peasant Party - New Democratic Party); NKS = Nuosaikiuju konservatoriu sajungos; NS = Naujoji Sajunga (New Union, social-liberal, est.1998); PDP = Pilietines demokratijos partija (Civic Democratic Party); TS-LKD = Tevynes Sajunga - Lietuvos Lrikscionys Demokratai (Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, center-right, from 17 May 2008, est.1993 as TS-LK);
- Former parties: LDDP = Lietuvos Demokratine Darbo Partija (Democratic Labor Party of Lithuania, socialist [ex-communist], 1989-2001 [1989-1990 named Lithuanian Independent Communist Party], 2001 merged with LDSP); LKDP = Lietuvos Kriscioniu Demokratu Partija (Lithuanian Christian-Democratic Party, christian-democratic); Sajudis = Sajudis ("Unity", pro-independence, multi-party movement 1988); TS-LK = Tevynes Sajunga-Lietuvos Konservatoriai (Homeland Union-Conservatives of Lithuania, conservative reformist, est.1993, renamed 2008 TS-LKD)



Alytus

Alytus County (Lithuania)
                Adopted 2004

Manager
1995 - 1997                Vydas Baravykas                    (b. 1950)            LDDP
Governors
1997 - 2001                Ignas Aleskevicius                 (b. 1950)            TS-LK
2001 - 2004                Raimundas Markauskas               (b. 1966)            NS
Dec 2004 - 2006            Robertas Graudinis                 (b. 1954)            DP
27 Jul 2006 - 19 Dec 2008  Eugenijus Palavinskas              (b. 1951)            LVLS
20 Dec 2008 - 30 Jun 2010  Algimantas Brazionis               (b. 1953)



Kaunas

Kaunas County (Lithuania)
             Adopted 16 Jul 2003

Manager
1995 - 1997                Petras Mikelionis                  (b. 1939)            LSDP
Governors
1997 - 2000                Kazys Starkevicius                 (b. 1956)            TS-LK
 8 Aug 2001 - 2004         Valentinas Kalinauskas             (b. 1953)            NS
29 Dec 2004 - 2006         Zigmantas Benjaminas Kazakevicius  (b. 1942)            LSDP
Jul 2006 - 19 Dec 2008     Romualdas Morkevicius              (b. 1957)            PDP
20 Dec 2008 - 
30 Jun 2010  Ona Balzekiene (f)                 (b. 1945)            LRLS



Klaipeda

Klaipeda County (Lithuania)
              Adopted 7 Jul 2004

Manager
24 Apr 1995 -  8 May 1997  Jurgis Ausra                       (b. 1940)            LDDP 
Governors
15 Jan 1997 - 15 Nov 2000  Laisvunas Kavaliauskas             (b. 1962)            TS-LK
27 Dec 2000 - 30 Dec 2005  Virginija Lukosiene (f)            (b. 1954)            LSDP
16 Jan 2006 - 19 Dec 2008  Vytautas Rinkevicius               (b. 1962)            LSDP
20 Dec 2008 - 
30 Jun 2010  Arunas Burksas                     (b. 1956)            TS-LKD



Marijampole

Marijampole County (Lithuania)
             Adopted 26 Jul 2004

Manager
1995 - 1997                Algis Rimas                        (b. 1940)            LSDP
Governors
1997 - 2000                Kostas Jankauskas                  (b. 1954)            TS-LK
2000 - 2001                Jonas Sceponis                     (b. 1946)            Sajudis
2001 - 19 Dec 2008         Albinas Mitrulevicius              (b. 1953)            LSDP
20 Dec 2008 - 
30 Jun 2010  Birute Kazemekaite (f)             (b. 1961)            TS-LKD



Panevezys

Panevezys County (Lithuania)
              Adopted 7 Jul 2004

Manager
30 Mar 1995 - 1997         Petras Zablockis                   (b. 1947 - d. 2008)  LDDP
Governors
15 Jan 1997 - 2000         Tomas Josas                        (b. 1940)            NKS
13 Dec 2000 - 2001         Ramunas Vyzintas                   (b. 1963)            LLS
26 Jul 2001 - Dec 2004     Rimantas Sankauskas                (b. 1951)            LSDP
Dec 2004 - 19 Dec 2008     Gema Umbrasiene (f)                (b. 1958)            LVP-NDP
20 Dec 2008 - 
30 Jun 2010  Viktor Trofimov                    (b. 1975)            TS-LKD



Siauliai

Siauliai County (Lithuania)
            Adopted 26 Jan 2004

Manager
15 Feb 1995 - 30 Jan 1997  Alvydas Sedzius (1st time)         (b. 1951)            LDDP
Governors
30 Mar 1997 - 19 Dec 1997  Vincas Girnius                     (b. 1959)            TS-LK
19 Dec 1997 - 15 Dec 2000  Zenonas Stundzia                   (b. 1954)            TS-LK
15 Dec 2000 - 27 Jul 2001  Laisvunas Neimanas                 (b. 1963)            NS
27 Jul 2001 - 19 Dec 2008  Alvydas Sedzius (2nd time)         (s.a.)               LSDP
20 Dec 2008 - 
30 Jun 2010  Rimundas Domarkas                  (b. 1954)            TS-LKD



Taurage

Taurage County (Lithuania)
            Adopted 10 Apr 2005
 

Manager
30 Mar 1995 - 15 Mar 1997  Stasys Lape                        (b. 1950)            LDDP
Governors
30 Jan 1997 - 15 Nov 2000  Stasys Auzbikas                                         TS-LK
15 Dec 2000 - 28 Dec 2004  Arunas Beisys                      (b. 1950)            NS
29 Dec 2004 - 2006         Edmundas Simkus                    (b. 1954)            DP
27 Jul 2006 - 27 Jul 2009  Irena Rickuviene (f)               (b. 1962)            LCS
27 Jul 2009 - 
30 Jun 2010  Raimundas Vaitiekus                (b. 1971)            LCS



Telsiai

Telsiai County (Lithuania)
            Adopted 20 Dec 2004

Manager
1995 - 1997                Rasas Gofmanas (1st time)          (b. 1960)            LDDP
Governors
1997 - 1999                Danute Mileikiene (f)              (b. 1948)            NKS  
1999 - 2000                Vaclovas Vaicekauskas                                   LKDP
2000 - 2004                Kazys Leckauskas                   (b. 1950)            NS
29 Dec 2004 - 2006         Rasas Gofmanas (2nd time)          (s.a.)               LSDP
26 Jul 2006 - 19 Dec 2008  Romualdas Vasiliauskas             (b. 1943)            LDP
20 Dec 2008 - 
30 Jun 2010  Vidimantas Domarkas                (b. 1965)            TS-LKD



Utena

Utena County (Lithuania)
           Adopted 16 Aug 2004

Manager
1995 - 1997                Milda Petrauskiene (f)             (b. 1949)            LDDP
Governors
1997 - 2000                Rimantas Dijokas                   (b. 1956)            TS-LK
2000 - 2001                Jeronimas Balciunas                (b. 1945)            LLS
2001 - 2004                Vilius Cibulskas                   (b. 1952)            LSDP
29 Dec 2004 - 2006         Ricardas Sargunas                  (b. 1954)            DP
Jul 2006 - 19 Dec 2008     Angele Kausyliene (f)              (b. 1954)            LVLS
20 Dec 2008 - 
30 Jun 2010  Egidijus Puodziukas                (b. 1967)            TS-LKD



Vilnius

Vilnius County (Lithuania)
            Adopted 20 Dec 1999

Manager
1995 - 1997                Alfonsas Macaitis (1st time)       (b. 1956)            LDDP
Governors
15 Jan 1997 - 15 Nov 2000  Alis Vidunas                       (b. 1934)            TS-LK
15 Dec 2000 - 26 Jul 2001  Algirdas Kudzys                    (b. 1956)            LLS
27 Jul 2001 -  9 Apr 2003  Gediminas Pavirzis                 (b. 1941)            LSDP
Apr 2003 - Aug 2003        Arvydas Klimkevicius (acting)      (b. 1948)            NS
Aug 2003 - Dec 2004        Feliksas Kolosauskas               (b. 1942)            LSDP
29 Dec 2004 - 2006         Gintaras Gibas                     (b. 1962)            LVLS
27 Jul 2006 - 19 Dec 2008  Alfonsas Macaitis (2nd time)       (s.a.)               LSDP
20 Dec 2008 - 
30 Jun 2010  Jonas Vasiliauskas                 (b. 1959)            TS-LKD








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