Kaczynski takes office in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Poland's new President Lech Kaczynski promised to fight corruption while taking his oath of office Friday.

Center-right wins election in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Two center-right parties have won a majority in Poland's weekend national election, ousting the scandal-ridden leftist Democratic Left Alliance. With 90 percent of votes counted Monday, the Law and Justice Party took 152 seats in the lower house of par

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Poland could have twins running country

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Polls indicate a likelihood identical twin brothers could be elected as prime minister and president of Poland in September and October.
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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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