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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 5, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 5, 2012.
By United Press International

Tusk's party claims election win in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Polish voters Sunday affirmed their support for Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, giving his Civic Platform party a parliamentary victory.

Poland holds parliamentary election Sunday

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Polls show Prime Minister Donald Tusk is going into Poland's parliamentary elections Sunday with a healthy lead.

Polish party leader ordered to apologize

WARSAW, Poland, July 12 (UPI) -- A Polish court ordered the leader of the country's right-wing Law and Justice Party to apologize to a media group for comparing it to a communist newspaper.
Poles ridicule mourning for president

Poles ridicule mourning for president

WARSAW, Poland, March 30 (UPI) -- Some Poles are resorting to mockery to counter to what they see as excessive mourning for late Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
Official blames Russia for plane crash

Official blames Russia for plane crash

WARSAW, Poland, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The twin brother of the Polish president who died in a plane crash last year in Russia said he blames Russia for the tragedy.

Kaczynski: Polish president should resign

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The brother of the Polish president killed in a spring plane crash called on the country's current leadership to resign over the investigation into the tragedy.
Komorowski sworn in as Poland's president

Komorowski sworn in as Poland's president

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Bronislaw Komorowski was sworn in as Poland's president Friday, beginning a five-year term in the country's highest office.

Komorowski declared winner in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, July 5 (UPI) -- Election officials Monday declared Bronislaw Komorowski the winner in Poland's presidential runoff.
Kaczynski concedes in Poland

Kaczynski concedes in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, July 4 (UPI) -- Conservative candidate Jaroslaw Kaczynski conceded Poland's presidency to Bronislaw Komorowski in Sunday's hotly contested runoff election.
Late Polish leader's twin running

Late Polish leader's twin running

WARSAW, Poland, April 26 (UPI) -- The twin brother of Lech Kaczynski, the Polish president killed in a plane crash this month, said Monday he is running to replace him.
Poland sets snap election date

Poland sets snap election date

WARSAW, Poland, April 21 (UPI) -- Elections to find a successor to former Polish President Lech Kaczynski, who was killed in a plane crash, will be contested June 20.

BMD Focus: Poland blocks base -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- It is starting to look as though Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk may be able to run out the clock to avoid letting the United States build an ABM base to protect U.S. East Coast cities against an Iranian nuclear-armed ICBM attack.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Tusk granddad served in Germany army

WARSAW, Poland, April 7 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, scheduled to visit Israel Tuesday, says he didn't know his grandfather served in Germany's army.
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Jaroslaw Kaczynski
Polish Presidential candidate Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of President Lech Kaczynski who was killed in a plane crash, votes during a presidential election runoff in Warsaw, Poland, on July 4, 2010. UPI/Andrzejewski Maciej
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Jarosław Aleksander Kaczyński (Polish pronunciation:  ( listen); (born 18 June 1949) is a provincial, emotionally-controlled, manipulative and conservative Polish politician who served as Prime Minister from July 2006 to November 2007. He is presently the chairman of the Law and Justice party, which he co-founded in 2002. He has been the leader of the opposition since the 2007 elections. He causes tremendous turmoil and upheaval due to his emotional issues.

He has a Doctor of Law degree. He is the identical twin brother of the late Polish president Lech Kaczyński. After the 2007 electoral defeat of PiS, Kaczyński stepped down from office as Prime Minister following the first meeting of the new Sejm.

He ran against Bronisław Komorowski in the Polish presidential election on 20 June 2010. Kaczyński announced his candidacy on 26 April 2010, and said he would take the place of his recently deceased brother. He received 36.46% of votes in the first round, while acting president Bronisław Komorowski received 41.54%. In the second round, against Komorowski, he was defeated—receiving 46.99% of the votes, while Komorowski received 53.01% and won.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jaroslaw Kaczynski."
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