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Bronislaw Komorowski


Bronislaw Komorowski, the speaker of parliament, became acting president on the death of President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash in April 2010. He defeated Mr Kaczynski's twin brother and former prime minister, Jaroslaw, in the July second round of the presidential election.

A leading figure in the centre-right Civic Platform party, Bronislaw Komorowski has served in several post-Communist governments since 1989, including a term as defence minister in 2000-2001.
He became speaker in 2007, and Civic Platform adopted him as its candidate for the presidential elections due in the autumn of 2010. These were brought forward to June-July on the death of President Kaczynski.

Bronislaw Komorowski will work more closely with the Civic Platform-led government than did his right-wing predecessor, who vetoed a number of market-reform laws. Born in 1952 and an historian by profession, Bronislaw Komorowski was active in the anti-Communist civil rights movement from the 1970s.He has been married to Anna Dembowska since 1977. He has five children: Zofia Aleksandra (b. 1979), Tadeusz Jan (b. 1981), Maria Anna (b. 1983), Piotr Zygmunt (b. 1986) and Elżbieta Jadwiga (b. 1989).

Bronislaw Komorowski is a descendent of Polish nobility. Bronislaw Komorowski is distantly related to Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant, via her mother Anna Countess d'Udekem d'Acoz born Countess Komorowska

Komorowski is reportedly intending not to move or work in the Presidential Palace; instead to work at Belweder and live in his apartment in Powiśle, Warsaw

Source: BBC & Wiki

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