Mr. Bronisław Komorowski is a former anti-communist opposition activist, member of Parliament, Minister of National Defence, Marshal of the Sejm, and the President of the Republic of Poland.
As a result of the tragic death of President Lech Kaczyński in the Smoleńsk catastrophe on April 10th, 2010, Bronisław Komorowski, as Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, became Acting President of the Republic under the regulations of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland. He held this function until July 8th, 2010 when he resigned as Marshal of the Sejm.
In the subsequent presidential election on July 4th, 2010 and took office by taking an oath in front of the National Assembly on August 6th, 2010.
Before beginning his political career, Mr. Komorowski was a prominent activist. He took part in the March Protests in 1968. He was arrested for the first time in December 1971. As well as in the relief actions for injured workers of Radom and Ursus in 1976. He worked with the Worker Protection Committee and the Movement for Defence of Human and Civil Rights. and organised patriotic demonstrations.
Furthermore, he worked as a printer, journalist, distributor and publisher of the underground press. In the years of opposition activities he was frequently arrested and victimised. During martial law he was interned.