Walesa might be Polish envoy to Washington

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Lech Walesa, former Polish president and Solidarity leader, said he is enthusiastic about becoming Poland’s ambassador or envoy-at-large.

Poland PM to visit three European capitals

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Donald Tusk, whose pro-EU Civic Platform won Poland’s general elections, planned to visit Brussels, Paris and Berlin soon after he’s sworn in as prime minister.

Coalition gets Polish PM, 3 Cabinet seats

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Donald Tusk, leader of the pro-EU Civic Platform, said its coalition Peasant Party is likely to get ministries of economy, agriculture and environment.

Polish election winners forming coalition

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Polish general election winner, the pro-EU Civic Platform, is winding up talks on a coalition government with the Peasant Party, a party official said Monday.

Poland PM to visit 3 world major capitals

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Donald Tusk, whose Civic Platform won Poland's general elections, said his first trips as prime minister would take him to Brussels, Washington and Moscow.

Analysis: Poland ends Kaczynski reign

BERLIN, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The reign of the infamous Kaczynski twins in Poland is over. While Europe is sighing in relief, a new Polish government may update its relations with the United States and pull out its troops from Iraq.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Close contest expected in Poland elections

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Political analysts expected a close contest in Poland’s parliamentary election between the ruling conservatives and a pro-EU liberal party.

Poland leaders: Autumn polls inevitable

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Poland’s president and the head of a major opposition party agreed an early parliamentary election should be held in the fall, probably in October.

Poland elects Kaczynski as president

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Polish voters have elected conservative Lech Kaczynski as the new president, replacing former communist Aleksander Kwasniewski.

Polish presidential race neck and neck

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Polls leading up to Poland's run-off presidential election Sunday show support for both right-leaning candidates are neck and neck Friday.

Polish election headed for runoff

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Polls show Civic Platform Party nominee Donald Tusk with the most votes in Poland's presidential election Sunday, but not enough to secure the job.

Ethnic Pole gets more Belarus jail time

MINSK, Belarus, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- An ethnic Polish activist has been sentenced to 15 more days in a Belarus prison after allegedly beating his cell mate, the BBC reports.
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Donald Tusk
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) shakes hands with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (L) after their meeting at the Oval Office of the White House March 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. Tusk is in Washington to discuss the inclusion of Poland in a U.S. missile defense system with President Bush. (UPI Photo/Alex Wong\POOL)

Donald Franciszek Tusk  ( listen) (born 22 April 1957) is a Polish politician, co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska). He previously served as Vice Marshal (deputy speaker) of the Senate (1997–2001) and Vice Marshal of the Sejm (2001–2005). He also served as Leader of the Opposition (2003–2007). He is the current Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.

Tusk was officially designated as Prime Minister on 9 November 2007 and took office on 16 November. His cabinet won a vote of confidence in the Sejm on 24 November 2007. He is currently second longest serving Prime Minister of the Third Republic of Poland after Jerzy Buzek.

Tusk was born in Gdańsk. Tusk's father, also named Donald Tusk (1930–1972), was a carpenter. Donald Tusk's mother, Ewa Tusk (1934–2009), was a nurse. His uncle, Bronisław Tusk (1935–2000), was a sculptor from Gdańsk. His grandfather Józef Tusk (1907–1987) was a railway official who, as a former citizen of the Free City of Danzig, was compulsorily drafted by German Nazi authorities into the Wehrmacht on 2 August 1944. He deserted a few months later to join the Polish Army in the West on 24 November 1944.

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