Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz

Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz (debate? / I ) ( born December 20, 1959 in Gorzów Wielkopolski ) is a Polish conservative politician and was between 31 October 2005 and July 14, 2006 Prime Minister of the country in place of Marek Belka.

Marcinkiewicz was in the summer of 2006, Acting Mayor (Mayor ) of Warsaw, but was defeated on 26 November 2006 in the second round of his liberal counterpart candidate Hanna Gronkiewicz -Waltz of the Platforma Obywatelska (PO, dt Civic Platform ).

Until October 2007 he was a member of the party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS, GV Law and Justice ). Since then he has no party affiliation.


Marcinkiewicz studied physics at the University of Breslau ( completion 1984). He then worked as a primary school teacher and vice-director in his hometown of Gorzów Wielkopolski. He gained further experience as a member of the Solidarity movement in 1981 and as editor of the Gorzów underground press in the 1980s. In 1992 he was appointed as Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Education (until 1993 ). From 1999 to 2000 he was Head of Cabinet of the Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek.

His surprising career move is mainly to be explained by that the party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski gave up the post of prime minister not to jeopardize the chances of his twin brother Lech in the presidential elections. On 7 July 2006, however, Marcinkiewicz announced his resignation as Prime Minister of Poland, which took place on 10 July. As a reason for the resignation, among other differences with Jarosław Kaczyński are presumed in the area of ​​personnel policy and the high reputation Marcinkiewicz in the population, which could have represented a threat to Kaczynski. The Political Committee of the PiS has subsequently advised the party leader Jarosław Kaczyński for the succession.

Private life

From his first marriage Marcinkiewicz had four children. On 21 August 2009 he married at the Polish Consulate in Barcelona, ​​the banker Izabel Olechowicz, then 28 years that he had met in July 2008 at the airport. It is located in London, close to Hyde Park.