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Grzegorz Schetyna

Grzegorz Schetyna
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
22 September 2014
Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz
Preceded by Radosław Sikorski
Marshal of the Sejm
In office
8 July 2010 – 8 November 2011
Preceded by Bronisław Komorowski
Succeeded by Ewa Kopacz
President of Poland
Acting
In office
8 July 2010 – 6 August 2010
Prime Minister Donald Tusk
Preceded by Bogdan Borusewicz (Acting)
Succeeded by Bronisław Komorowski
Leader of the Civic Platform in the Sejm
In office
9 October 2009 – 22 July 2010
Leader Donald Tusk
Preceded by Grzegorz Dolniak (Acting)
Succeeded by Tomasz Tomczykiewicz
Minister of the Interior and Administration
In office
16 November 2007 – 13 October 2009
Prime Minister Donald Tusk
Preceded by Władysław Stasiak
Succeeded by Jerzy Miller
Personal details
Born Grzegorz Juliusz Schetyna
(1963-02-18) 18 February 1963
Opole, Poland
Political party Civic Platform
Religion Roman Catholicism

Grzegorz Juliusz Schetyna (Polish pronunciation: , born February 18, 1963 in Opole, is a Polish politician, who currently serves as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland. He is a former Marshal of the Sejm and Acting President of Poland.

Political career

He was elected to the Sejm as a candidate of the Civic Platform on September 25, 2005 after receiving 14,978 votes in 1 Legnica district. Following the 2007 parliamentary election, he served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration under Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

He was also a member of Sejm 1997–2001, Sejm 2001–2005, Sejm 2005–2007, Sejm 2007–2011.

After stepping down, he moved to the post of head of the Civic Platform Sejm caucus. Following Bronisław Komorowski's victory in the 2010 presidential election, he was recommended as the Civic Platform's candidate to succeed the President-elect as the Marshal of the Sejm.[1]

On July 8 he was elected Marshal of the Sejm and thus assumed the post of the Acting President of Poland. Schetyna served as the interim head of state until Komorowski's inauguration on August 6, 2010.[2]

He ceased being Sejm Marshal on November 8, 2011.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://wybory.gazeta.pl/wybory/1,106728,8104609,Schetyna_zarekomendowany_na_marszalka_Sejmu.html
  2. ^ http://wiadomosci.gazeta.pl/Wiadomosci/1,80271,8118399,Grzegorz_Schetyna_zostal_nowym_marszalkiem_Sejmu.html
Political offices
Preceded by
Władysław Stasiak
Minister of the Interior and Administration
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Jerzy Miller
Preceded by
Bogdan Borusewicz
Acting
President of Poland
Acting

2010
Succeeded by
Bronisław Komorowski
Preceded by
Bronisław Komorowski
Marshal of the Sejm
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Ewa Kopacz
Preceded by
Radosław Sikorski
Minister of Foreign Affairs
2014–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Grzegorz Dolniak
Acting
Leader of the Civic Platform in the Sejm
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Tomasz Tomczykiewicz
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