Donald Tusk

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Donald Tusk
President of the European Council
Elect
Taking office
1 December 2014
Succeeding Herman Van Rompuy
Prime Minister of Poland
In office
16 November 2007 – 22 September 2014
President Lech Kaczyński
Bronisław Komorowski (Acting)
Bogdan Borusewicz (Acting)
Grzegorz Schetyna (Acting)
Bronisław Komorowski
Deputy Waldemar Pawlak
Grzegorz Schetyna
Janusz Piechociński
Jacek Rostowski
Elżbieta Bieńkowska
Preceded by Jarosław Kaczyński
Succeeded by Ewa Kopacz
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1 June 2003 – 16 November 2007
Prime Minister Leszek Miller
Marek Belka
Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz
Jarosław Kaczyński
Preceded by Maciej Płażyński
Succeeded by Jarosław Kaczyński
Leader of the Civic Platform
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 June 2003
Preceded by Maciej Płażyński
Personal details
Born Donald Franciszek Tusk
22 April 1957 (1957-04-22) (age 57)
Gdańsk, Poland
Political party Liberal Democratic Congress (1991–1994)
Freedom Union (1994–2001)
Civic Platform (2001–present)
Spouse(s) Małgorzata Tusk
Children Michał
Katarzyna
Alma mater University of Gdańsk
Religion Roman Catholicism
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Donald Tusk (pronounced [ˈdɔnalt franˈtɕiʃɛk ˈtusk], born 22 April 1957) was the Prime Minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014. He was the leader of the biggest Polish political party, Platforma Obywatelska (Civic Platform). In August 2014, Tusk was elected to become the next President of the European Council.

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