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Poland welcomes U.S. missiles

WARSAW, Poland, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. government's plan to base missiles in Poland ends any chance Russia could bring the country back into its sphere, the Polish prime minister said.

Russia may quit nuclear treaty

MOSCOW, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Russian says it might withdraw from a nuclear arms control treaty unless the United States abandons plans for an Eastern Europe defense shield.

Poland presidential aide named minister

WARSAW, Poland, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Aleksander Szczyglo, a close aide to the Polish president, has been appointed defense minister, replacing Radoslaw Sikorsky, media said Tuesday.

Poland investigates deputy PM sex abuse

WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Polish Deputy Prime Minister Andrzej Lepper is being investigated on allegations of sexually abusing an employee, the Gazeta Wyborcza reported Tuesday.

Polish mine explosion kills 8, traps 15

RUDA SLASKA, Poland, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Hope was fading Wednesday for 15 coal miners trapped 3,300 feet underground in southern Poland after an explosion killed at least eight others.

Poland threatens to block Russia-EU talks

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Poland's prime minister says Warsaw will defend its interests and may stick to blocking Russia's talks with the European Union, a radio report said Monday.

Local polls test Poland's ruling coaltion

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Poles voted in local government elections to show whether they support reforms announced by the ruling conservative coalition a year ago. The voters are choosing some 2,500 mayors and 47,000 local administration councilors across Poland, the International

Poland pushes for EU-NATO army

LONDON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Polish President Lech Kaczynski is trying to drum up support for a multinational EU army of 100,000 troops to support NATO missions.

Poland PM dismisses his populist deputy

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Poland's conservative prime minister has dismissed his populist deputy and now is working on creating a new parliamentary coalition.

Polish PM pays his first visit to Brussels

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski traveled to Brussels for talks with EU leaders to improve tense ties with the Western bloc.

Walesa at odds with Poland state rulers

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Former Polish President Lech Walesa says he will not take part in ceremonies marking the 26th anniversary of Solidarity unions he founded in 1980.

Polish P.M. attacks exhibt on expulsions

BERLIN, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- An exhibit on the expulsion of Germans from Poland and other Eastern European countries has annoyed Polish leaders.

Poland president swears in twin as premier

WARSAW, Poland, July 14 (UPI) -- President Lech Kaczynski has sworn in his identical twin brother Jaroslaw as Poland's new prime minister.

Twin Kaczynski brothers to rule Poland

WARSAW, Poland, July 10 (UPI) -- Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of President Lech Kaczynski, has been appointed Poland's new prime minister, Polonia Radio said Monday.

President's twin to be Polish P.M.

WARSAW, Poland, July 8 (UPI) -- The Polish government became a double act Saturday when the twin brother of President Lech Kaczynski accepted the post of prime minister.
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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.

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