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Hanna Suchocka

Polish political figure

Hanna Suchocka [ˈxanna suˈxɔt͡ska] (About this soundlisten) (born 3 April 1946) is a Polish politician and lawyer. She was a professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and Chair of the Constitutional Law Department.[1][2]

The Honourable

Hanna Suchocka
Hanna Suchocka, Prime Minister of Poland 1992-1993.jpg
5th Prime Minister of Poland
In office
8 July 1992 – 26 October 1993
PresidentLech Wałęsa
DeputyHenryk Goryszewski
Paweł Łączkowski
Preceded byWaldemar Pawlak
Succeeded byWaldemar Pawlak
Polish Ambassador to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
In office
10 October 2002 – 30 June 2013
Appointed byAleksander Kwaśniewski
Preceded byStefan Frankiewicz
Succeeded byPiotr Nowina-Konopka
Polish Ambassador to the Holy See
In office
3 December 2001 – 30 June 2013
Appointed byAleksander Kwaśniewski
Preceded byStefan Frankiewicz
Succeeded byPiotr Nowina-Konopka
Minister of Justice
Public Prosecutor General
In office
31 October 1997 – 8 June 2000
Prime MinisterJerzy Buzek
Preceded byLeszek Kubicki
Succeeded byLech Kaczyński
First Vice President of the Venice Commission
In office
19 December 2015 – 29 April 2016
Preceded byJan Erik Helgesen
Succeeded byKaarlo Tuori
Personal details
Born (1946-04-03) 3 April 1946 (age 73)
Pleszew, Poland
Political partyAlliance of Democrats (Before 1989)
Solidarity (1989–1990)
Democratic Union (1990–1994)
Freedom Union (1994–2000)
Alma materUniversity of Poznań
PhD (1975), Habilitation (2015)
Occupationlegal scholar, diplomat
AwardsOrder of the White Eagle (Poland) Order of Pius IX

She was the Prime Minister of Poland between 8 July 1992 and 26 October 1993 under the presidency of Lech Wałęsa. She is the first woman to hold this post in Poland.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Venice Commission :: Council of Europe". www.venice.coe.int. Retrieved 2016-06-08.
  2. "MSZ: Banaszak i Muszyński nowymi członkami Komisji Weneckiej | Aktualności | Polska Agencja Prasowa". www.pap.pl. Retrieved 2016-06-08.
  3. Skard, Torild (2014) "Hanna Suchocka" in Women of Power - Half a century of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide, Bristol: Policy Press, ISBN 978-1-44731-578-0