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Beata Szydło

Beata Szydło
Prime Minister of Poland
Taking office
November 2015
President Andrzej Duda
Succeeding Ewa Kopacz
Member of the Sejm
Assumed office
25 September 2005
Constituency 12 – Chrzanów
Personal details
Born Beata Kusińska
(1963-04-15) 15 April 1963
Oświęcim, Poland
Political party Law and Justice
Spouse(s) Edward Szydło
Children Tymoteusz
Alma mater Jagiellonian University
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Official website

Beata Maria Szydło (pronounced ; born Beata Kusińska ; April 15, 1963) is a Polish politician. She is vice-chairman of the Law and Justice party and led two successful campaigns in the presidential and parliamentary elections of 2015. With her party's victory at the polls,[1][2] Beata Szydło is now designated Prime Minister.[2][3][4]


  • Early life 1
  • Political career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Szydło was born in Oświęcim and raised near Brzeszcze, where her father was a miner.[3] She graduated from Jagiellonian University in Kraków in 1989.

Political career

Szydło was elected mayor of Gmina Brzeszcze at the age of 35. She was elected to the Sejm on September 25, 2005 getting 14,447 votes in 12 Chrzanów district, as a candidate from the Law and Justice list.

The Law and Justice party convention of 20 June 2015 named Szydło as candidate for prime minister in the general 2015 election.[4] Szydło's party won with 37.6% of the vote against the governing Civic Platform's 24.1%. Beata Szydło is now designated Prime Minister, set to succeed Ewa Kopacz.

Personal life

Szydło is married to Edward Szydło. The couple has two sons: Tymoteusz and his younger brother, Błażej.


  1. ^ "Poland's Law and Justice to have parliamentary majority". Radio Poland. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Alex Duval Smith (26 October 2015). "Poland lurches to right with election of Law and Justice party". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Adam Easton (26 October 2015). "Beata Szydlo: Polish miner's daughter set to be PM". BBC Online. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "PiS picks Szydło as candidate for PM". Warsaw Business Journal. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 

External links

  • Official website (Polish)
  • Beata Szydło's entry on the Sejm website (Polish)
  • Beata Szydlo on Twitter (Polish)
Political offices
Preceded by
Ewa Kopacz
Prime Minister of Poland

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