President of the Republic of Poland
Bronislaw Komorowski was born on June 4th, 1952 in Oborniki Slaskie near Wroclaw. He is a graduate of the faculty of history at Warsaw University and in 1977, he defended his master’s thesis. Since 1989, he has been appinted to different government positions. Between 1989 and 1990, he was director of the office of Aleksander Hall at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. Since 1991, he has been the deputy to the Sejm for six terms. Between 1990 and 1993, he served as the deputy minister of defense for educational-social affairs. From 2000 to 2001, he was the Minister of Defense. Since 2001, he has been the deputy of the National Defense Committee, a member of Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of Civic Platform, in which he served as the chairman of Mazovia Region. In October 2005, he was elected as the deputy speaker of Sejm of the V term. Since June 2006, he has been the deputy chairman of the Civic Platform. Before the last parliamentary elections he worked out the part of the Party’s program devoted to the foreign policy. To the Sejm of the VI term, President Komorowski was elected as a member from the Civic Platform. On November 5th, 2007, Sejm elected him as the majority speaker. In the primary elections within the Civic Platform to select the Party’s candidate for presidential elections, he won 68,5% of the vote. Since 2010, President Komorowski has been the President of the Republic of Poland.