Polish Cabinet to extend maternity leave

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Polish conservative government has worked out a draft law extending maternity leaves and raising newborn allowances to $200, Polish Radio said Tuesday.

U.S.-Polish missile talks nearing end

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Polish government officials when agreeing to let Washington deploy a defense missile system, are seeking U.S. protection guarantees, Polish Radio said Tuesday.

Poland detains former officials

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Poland’s prosecutors office in Warsaw Thursday said a former interior minister and police chief were detained on suspicion of power abuse.

Polish PM: Early polls in two months

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Poland’s prime minister Tuesday told the nation the most suitable date for early parliamentary elections would be Oct. 21, Polish Radio reported.

Poland justice minister asked to step down

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Polish opposition parties are asking the government’s justice minister to resign immediately under growing allegations he had abused power.

Polish ruling coalition ends

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Polish Law and Justice Party has dissolved its parliamentary coalition with two minor parties, making elections likely in October.

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.

Polish PM dismisses interior minister

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Poland's prime minister has sacked Interior Minister Jacek Kaczmarek over alleged illegal land deals, further rocking the ruling coalition government.

Poland coalition reportedly collapses

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A junior party member Monday blamed Poland's prime minister for a reported collapse of the ruling coalition government, Polish Radio reported.

Poles halt road work, protest to EU

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Local authorities in northeastern Poland say they will try to win support from Brussels for work on a road through an environmentally protected region.

Poland president plans election for spring

WARSAW, Poland, July 31 (UPI) -- Poland's president said he believes spring would be the best time for early elections as chances for the ruling coalition's survival are slim, media said.

Poland delays wetlands road construction

WARSAW, Poland, July 31 (UPI) -- Poland's prime minister said work on a road through an environmentally protected but traffic-congested northeastern region of the country has been postponed.

Polish PM: Early elections in September

WARSAW, Poland, July 25 (UPI) -- Poland's prime minister told National Radio Wednesday the parliament will be dissolved in August and early parliamentary elections will be in September.

Three Poles in 10 have no bank account

WARSAW, Poland, July 18 (UPI) -- About 30 percent of Poland's 38 million people, including Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, have no bank accounts, a public poll indicated.

Poland may face early elections

WARSAW, Poland, July 18 (UPI) -- Poland's prime minister said political disagreements between the parties in his ruling coalition may lead to early elections, Polish radio reported Wednesday.
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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

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.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jaroslaw Kaczynski."
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