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Donald Tusk

Polish politician, current President of the European Council, former Prime Minister of Poland

Donald Franciszek Tusk (pronounced [ˈdɔnalt franˈtɕiʃɛk ˈtusk], born 22 April 1957) is the President of the European Council. Before that he 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.

Donald Tusk
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President of the European Council
Assumed office
1 December 2014
Preceded byHerman Van Rompuy
Succeeded byCharles Michel (Elect)
Prime Minister of Poland
In office
16 November 2007 – 22 September 2014
PresidentLech Kaczyński
Bronisław Komorowski (Acting)
Bogdan Borusewicz (Acting)
Grzegorz Schetyna (Acting)
Bronisław Komorowski
DeputyWaldemar Pawlak
Grzegorz Schetyna
Janusz Piechociński
Jacek Rostowski
Elżbieta Bieńkowska
Preceded byJarosław Kaczyński
Succeeded byEwa Kopacz
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1 June 2003 – 16 November 2007
Prime MinisterLeszek Miller
Marek Belka
Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz
Jarosław Kaczyński
Preceded byMaciej Płażyński
Succeeded byJarosław Kaczyński
Leader of the Civic Platform
Assumed office
1 June 2003
Preceded byMaciej Płażyński
Personal details
Born
Donald Franciszek Tusk

(1957-04-22) 22 April 1957 (age 62)
Gdańsk, Poland
Political partyLiberal Democratic Congress (1991–1994)
Freedom Union (1994–2001)
Civic Platform (2001–present)
Spouse(s)Małgorzata Tusk
ChildrenMichał
Katarzyna
Alma materUniversity of Gdańsk
Signature

In March 2017, Tusk was reelected as President of the European Council.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Poland fails to stop Donald Tusk EU re-election". BBC News Online. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017.

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