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 51)
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] Throughout his first and second terms, Duda has largely aligned himself with the right-wing ideologies espoused by PiS and its leader Jarosław Kaczyński. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Duda has played an important role in coordinating international efforts to support Ukraine's military.[6]

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