Prime Minister of Poland

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President of the Council of
Ministers
Prezes Rady Ministrów
Logo of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister
Incumbent
Donald Tusk

since 13 December 2023
ResidenceWilla Parkowa
Rezydencja Premiera RP, ul. Parkowa, Warsaw
AppointerPresident of the Republic of Poland
Inaugural holderIgnacy Daszyński
Formation6 November 1918
Websitewww.premier.gov.pl

The President of the Council of Ministers (Polish: Prezes Rady Ministrów) is the leader of the cabinet and the head of government of Poland.[1] The responsibilities and traditions of the office are seen through the Constitution of 1997.

The President of Poland nominates and appoints the prime minister, who will then makes up the cabinet.[2] Fourteen days following his or her appointment, the prime minister must submit a programme outlining the government's agenda to the Sejm, requiring a vote of confidence.[3]

The current and eightteenth Prime Minister is Donald Tusk of the Civic Platform party. Tusk replaced incumbent premier Mateusz Morawiecki, who resigned on 13 December 2023.[4]

List of prime ministers[change | change source]

  Democratic Union (UD)   Liberal Democratic Congress (KLD)   Centre Agreement (PC)   Polish People's Party (PSL)   Social Democracy (SdRP) / Democratic Left Alliance (SLD)
  Solidarity Electoral Action (AWS)   Law and Justice (PiS)   Civic Platform (PO)

Name Took office Left office Party Coalition partner(s) Term in office
1 Tadeusz Mazowiecki 24 August 1989 4 January 1991 Solidarity Citizens' Committee (KO‘S’) / Democratic Union (UD) ZSLPZPR 1 year, 133 days
2 Jan Krzysztof Bielecki 4 January 1991 6 December 1991 Liberal Democratic Congress (KLD) ZChNPCSD 336 days
3 Jan Olszewski 6 December 1991 5 June 1992 Centre Agreement (PC) ZChN–PSL.PL-PChD 182 days
4 Waldemar Pawlak 5 June 1992 10 July 1992 Polish People's Party (PSL) None 35 days
5 Hanna Suchocka 11 July 1992 26 October 1993 Democratic Union (UD) KLDZChN–PChD–PPPP–PSL.PL-PPG-SLCh 1 year, 107 days
6 Waldemar Pawlak 26 October 1993 7 March 1995 Polish People's Party (PSL) SLDUPBBWR 1 year, 132 days
7 Józef Oleksy 7 March 1995 7 February 1996 Social Democracy (SdRP) PSL 337 days
8 Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz 7 February 1996 31 October 1997 Social Democracy (SdRP) PSL 1 year, 266 days
9 Jerzy Buzek 31 October 1997 19 October 2001 Solidarity Electoral Action (AWS) UW–SKLZChN–PPChD 3 years, 353 days
10 Leszek Miller 19 October 2001 2 May 2004 Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) UP–PSL 2 years, 196 days
11 Marek Belka 2 May 2004 31 October 2005 Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) UP 1 year, 182 days
12 Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz 31 October 2005 14 July 2006 Law and Justice (PiS) SRPLPR 256 days
13 Jarosław Kaczyński 14 July 2006 16 November 2007 Law and Justice (PiS) SRPLPR 1 year, 125 days
14 Donald Tusk 16 November 2007 22 September 2014 Civic Platform (PO) PSL 6 years, 310 days
15 Ewa Kopacz 22 September 2014 16 November 2015 Civic Platform (PO) PSL 1 year, 55 days
16 Beata Szydło 16 November 2015 11 December 2017 Law and Justice (PiS) None 2 years, 25 days
17 Mateusz Morawiecki 11 December 2017 13 December 2023 Law and Justice (PiS) None 6 years, 2 days
18 Donald Tusk 13 December 2023 Incumbent Civic Platform (PO) PSL 159 days

References[change | change source]

  1. Jagielski, pp. 168-169
  2. Article 154, para. 1
  3. Article 154, para. 2
  4. "Donald Tusk premierem. Tłumaczymy, co będzie się teraz działo w Sejmie (https://businessinsider.com.pl)" (in Polish). 12 November 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2023.