Andrzej Duda

Andrzej Sebastian Duda (Polish pronunciation: ['andʐɛj ˈduda]; born 16 May 1972) is a Polish lawyer and politician who has served as president of Poland since 6 August 2015.[3] Before becoming president, Andrzej Duda was a member of the Polish Lower House (Sejm) from 2011 to 2014 and the European Parliament from 2014 to 2015.[4]

Andrzej Duda
Official portrait, 2019
President of Poland
Assumed office
6 August 2015
Prime MinisterEwa Kopacz
Beata Szydło
Mateusz Morawiecki
Preceded byBronisław Komorowski
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2014  25 May 2015
Constituency10 – Kraków
Member of the Sejm
In office
8 November 2011  1 July 2014
Constituency13 – Kraków II
Member of the Kraków City Council
In office
2 December 2010  8 November 2011
Constituency2 – Prądnik Biały/Krowodrza
Undersecretary of State in the Chancellery of the President
In office
16 January 2008  6 July 2010
PresidentLech Kaczyński
Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Justice
In office
1 August 2006  15 November 2007
MinisterZbigniew Ziobro
Personal details
Andrzej Sebastian Duda

(1972-05-16) 16 May 1972 (age 50)
Kraków, Poland
Political partyIndependent (2015–present)
Other political
Law and Justice (2005–2015)
Freedom Union (2000–2001)
(m. 1994)
Children1 daughter
ResidencePresidential Palace
Alma materJagiellonian University
Salary~300,000 zł
(64,000), annual [1][2]

Andrzej Duda was the presidential candidate for the Law and Justice party (PiS) during the presidential election in May 2015. In the first round of voting, he received 5,179,092 votes – 34.76% of valid votes. In the second round of voting, he received 51.55% of the vote, beating the incumbent president Bronisław Komorowski, who received 48.45% of the vote. On 26 May 2015, Andrzej Duda resigned his party membership as the president-elect.

On 24 October 2019, he received the official support of PiS ahead of his re-election campaign in 2020. He finished first in the first round and then went on to defeat Rafał Trzaskowski in the runoff with 10,440,648 votes or 51.03% of the vote.[5]

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