Andrzej Marian Olechowski [ˈandʐɛj ɔlɛˈxɔfski] (listen) (born 9 September 1947 in Kraków, Poland) is a Polish politician. He was one of the co-founders of liberal conservative party Civic Platform in 2001 with Maciej Płażyński and Donald Tusk. He served as Minister of Finance (1992) in the Jan Olszewski's Government and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993–1995) in the Waldemar Pawlak's Government.
|Finance Minister of Poland|
3rd Minister of Finance of the Third Republic of Poland
26 February 1992 – 5 June 1992
|Prime Minister||Jan Olszewski|
|Preceded by||Karol Lutowski|
|Succeeded by||Jerzy Osiatyński|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland|
2nd Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Third Republic of Poland
26 October 1993 – 6 March 1995
|Prime Minister||Waldemar Pawlak|
|Preceded by||Krzysztof Skubiszewski|
|Succeeded by||Władysław Bartoszewski|
|Born||9 September 1947|
|Political party||Civic Platform (2001–2009)|
|Children||Sons Marcin and Jacek|
Olechowski was an independent candidate in 2000 presidential election, coming second after incumbent Aleksander Kwaśniewski. In 2002, he was Civic Platform's candidate for president of Warsaw but failed to even get to the second round. Afterwards he began moving away from politics.
He left the Civic Platform in July 2009 and started co-operating with the Democratic Party. He was one of the candidates in the 2010 Polish presidential election, but got only 1.44% of votes and didn't get into the second round.
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