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Lech Kaczyński

Polish politician, president of Poland

Loudspeaker.png Lech Aleksander Kaczyński (info • help) (18 June 1949 - 10 April 2010) was the President of the Republic of Poland from 2005 until his death in a plane crash in Smolensk, Russia on 10 April 2010.[1] Kaczyński served as Mayor of Warsaw from 2002,[2] until the day before he became president. He was a Roman Catholic[3] and was the identical twin brother of the Prime Minister of Poland, Jarosław Kaczyński.[4]

Lech Aleksander Kaczyński
Lech Kaczyński.jpg
President of Poland
In office
23 December 2005 – 10 April 2010
Preceded by Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Succeeded by Bronisław Komorowski
Personal details
Born 18 June 1949
Warsaw, Poland
Died 10 April 2010 (aged 60)
Near Smolensk, Russia
Nationality Polish
Political party nonpartisan (Law and Justice at the time of election)
Spouse(s) Maria Kaczyńska (m. 1978-2010, both killed)
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

Related pagesEdit


  1. Polish president killed in plane crash,
  2. Serwis PKW – Wybory 2002
  3. Poland President Kaczynski was a battler
  4. Cień generała (Shadow of the General), Newsweek Poland issue 9 from 2 March 2008

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Preceded by
Aleksander Kwaśniewski
President of Poland
Succeeded by
Bronisław Komorowski